Boca YMCA Launches Annual Campaign, Asks For Help

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ymca south palm beach countyBOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The South Palm Beach County YMCA is one of those organizations that truly helps area families through services and events year round. This time of year, however, the Y asks for help, and we are thrilled to pass along that request to our readers.
Direct from the YMCA:

Every day, and for 40 years now, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County serves as a gathering place for the community.  Kids pour into after school to play and do homework. Teens make lifelong friendships at summer camp and after school programs.  Seniors connect through exercise classes and group activities. Families learn how to eat healthy and grow together. To ensure that the YMCA of South Palm Beach County can continue to provide South Palm Beach County residents with life enhancing services – available to everyone regardless of income – the Y launches its annual community support campaign on October 4, 2012.
 
As a leading nonprofit with a goal to help strengthen community, financial gifts to the YMCA of South Palm Beach County for the Annual Community Support Campaign go toward its Financial Assistance Program. This program helps to provide scholarships to quality YMCA programs for children and families in need. Programs such as Afterschool Care, Preschool, Youth Sports, or Swimming Lessons are available to all because of the Financial Assistance Program.
 
The YMCA raises funds throughout the year to help provide scholarships for those who are unable to afford program and membership fees. Gifts to the Y stay in our community, having a direct impact on our own friends and neighbors.
 
“Through our community support campaign, we hope to spread the word that as a nonprofit organization the YMCA is all about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – there’s something for everyone at the Y,” said Kery Knutson, Marketing and Membership Director for the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.  “We aim to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, which is why our Annual Community Support Campaign is so important!”
 
Last year, financial support made it possible for 2,100 families to participate in YMCA programs such as Sports, Afterschool Care and Preschool. South Palm Beach County children found a safe place to learn and build confidence after school, families were able to reconnect and grow together and people were able to access education and training to reach their fullest potential.  This year, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County hopes to raise more than $300,000.
 
To learn more about how you can support the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s annual community support campaign, please contact Kery Knutson at 561-237-0974 or email her at kknutson@ymcaspbc.org.