Believe. Inspire. Give.
Let me first start by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for your continued support of the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and of our mission. Our Y is dedicated to serving “ALL,” and in order to truly do that, the support from our community is vital.
In 2018, our YMCA raised over $260,000 towards our Annual Campaign, which helped us to advance our mission. However, did you know that our programs and initiatives supported the Fond du Lac community at a total value of over a half a million dollars last year? That is a staggering number, and shows how important it is for the Y to receive support, in order to carry out our mission,
building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
What contributes to this half million dollars of impact? Initiatives such as our “Membership for All Program” which offers membership assistance, “Programs for All” which offers program assistance, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free program for cancer survivors, Healthy Living Program referrals, free swim lessons for Child Care and Boys and Girls Club children, program partnerships with community organizations such as the ARC and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and much more.
These examples of programs and partnerships are the CORE of what we do as a YMCA, and helps us to provide access and support to ALL. Through the support of our community, regardless of age, income or background. Our community need is higher than ever before, and we are dedicated to furthering our reach and helping even more in 2019. The more funds we can raise, the more support we can offer the Fond du Lac community.
Beginning on April 15th, our “Community” phase of the Y’s Annual Campaign kicks off, and runs through May 10th. During this time, you will see and hear about the impact that your dollars have made, through the programs and assistance we are able to make available. Our main goal for this month is to raise awareness, and to raise community funds to help support our efforts.
Do you BELIEVE in our mission and creating a stronger community? Are you INSPIRED by a Y story of impact, or have one that you can share with us? Are you willing to GIVE a donation, to help us raise money to support our important community programs and initiatives?
Thank you for your continued support of advancing our mission. A strong Fond du Lac Family YMCA, in turn, means a strong community.
J.J. Raflik, CEO/Executive Director, Fond du Lac Family YMCA