Together, we can create a better us.

Dear Burlington 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 right in the greater Burlington area through:
  • Providing healthy living opportunities for youth and adults (32% of Des Moines County adults are obese & 27% of our community –including youth- are inactive).
  • Membership and program assistance allowing families in financial need to come to the Y to participate in swim lessons, Friday youth night, after school child care and safe, fun activities that nurture our youth and families and to create a positive environment (25% of Des Moines County families are in poverty).
  • Providing access for women and children to seek safe emergency shelter from domestic violence and sexual assault (it’s the only emergency shelter of its kind within a 50-mile radius).
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 prevention programming, offering financial assistance for membership and programs, and having an emergency shelter.  Last year we provided membership and program assistance to 585 deserving youth and adults totaling over $147,000. 
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.  

Three children die every day as a result of drowning. The Y offers swim lessons and water safety skills  for youth ages 6 months and up.  We want lessons to be a rite of passage for ALL children; helping keep kids safe in and around the water while developing a love of swimming.  “To see the kids’ enthusiasm and smiles each week is truly a joy. It feels great to be able to help them experience something that they otherwise would not be able to afford.”   
Gina Crabtree                              
Chief Executive Officer    


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