Impact Newsletter

Volume 4, Issue 3, October 2021


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Dear Y Community,  

The mission and legacy of the Y is to identify need and unite community partners, Y staff, and donors, like you, and show up for those who need us most. here is a widening divide between youth and families in our region who can afford their basic needs and  access quality health services and life enriching experiences, and those who simply can’t. At the Y, any inequity is a threat to the community health which affects us all. 

In this issue of the Y Impact Newsletter, you’ll see ways the Y is showing up with our volunteers an supporters, to help youth, families, and communities on their path to whole person health. From services that help young adults find a pathway to safe housing and mental health, to Family Camp and Welcome Centers for new Americans , we are finding new ways to meet needs and  bridge  the gaps, especially for those who are furthest from opportunity to ensure all people have access to what they need to thrive.  

We cannot do this life-changing work alone. The partnership of Y donors like you is a critical enabler of our work and collective impact for a healthier, happier, and more equitable future for all.     

Thank you for your commitment to the Y.  

In gratitude and community,

Loria Yeadon, President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Seattle


Upcoming Events

Fighting Hunger in the Pandemic and Beyond 
Tuesday, July 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Hear how the YMCA of Greater Seattle has expanded our Hunger Initiatives to ensure kids and families have access to healthy meals and snacks. We will be joined by valued community partners, Y members, and volunteers to show how we are working hand in hand to make sure no kid goes hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Transforming Lives 
Tuesday, August 24, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

During the COVID pandemic, the YMCA Youth & Government programs had to pivot from traditional in-person conferences and tournaments to virtual events that continued to provide civic engagement and education. Learn how participants, volunteers, and donors demonstrated their ability to overcome the obstacles placed before them, and continued to provide civic leadership, engagement, and education opportunities despite the pandemic. 

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Save the Date for A.K. Guy Award Event 2021
September 29, 2021

In 1984, the YMCA of Greater Seattle established the A.K. Guy Award in memory of Albert K. Guy. The award honors the work of those who strive to better serve their community through dedicated volunteer service and who exemplify the ideals of the late Albert K. Guy through their outstanding service and dedication to social responsibility. Save the date for this virtual event, you won’t want to miss it! 




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