2019 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN




BURLINGTON AREA YMCA
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Together, we can create a better us.


    
 Dear Y Supporter,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
When you provide financial support to your YMCA, you strengthen our community and move us all forward.  As a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, your Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact in our community through:
 
  • Providing healthy living opportunities for youth.  The YMCA offers free lunches andfive component snacks to youth in our child care programs and summer day camps to help children struggling with food insecurities to offer them access to healthy meals.  We served 2,348 youth in our school aged programs in 2018.
 
  • Membership and program assistance allowing families in financial need to come to the Y to participate in swim lessons, youth sports, friday youth night, after school child care, and day camp. In Des Moines County 43% of Residents Median Household Income is under $35,000 and 23% of Children live in Poverty.  Last year we provided membership and program assistance to 669 deserving youth and adults totaling $126,953 and1015 FREE swim lessons were provided to area 2nd graders in 2018!    
 
  • Providing access for domestic violence victims to seek safe shelter and transitional housing from Domestic Violence.  In 2018 the shelter program provided 477 shelter nights including 796 meals.  The average length of stay was 53 days; an increase of 26% over 2017.
 
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away.  We recognize that for our community to succeed, everyone must have the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.  Your YMCA is responding to those challenges through healthy living and prevention programming, offering financial assistance for membership and programs, and having a domestic violence shelter.    
 
We need your continued financial support to address the issues that concern our community.  Every dollar donated stays local and has a lasting impact on the people in our community.  All donors will be recognized through various publications.  
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Gina Crabtree                                 
Chief Executive Officer             




         






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