There are many worthy causes so why should I donate to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign? Let me try and explain what I have seen in my time as a volunteer board member and parent, experiencing the YMCA in such a wonderful light. Some folks walk through the door, check their card in go work out and leave, but next time you are there stop and look, listen, walk around. See what I have, then you will see how much of the community we touch.
Have you ever looked into the eyes of any of these people - a single parent, someone unemployed, a person who’s spouse has been called to serve our country and leave their children for months. These are not characters on a reality show, statistics in the news, or fictitious faces in a story. These are people, like you and I, calling Greater Nashua home.
So what happens when life happens... The YMCA happens! We raise funds each year for our Strong Kids Campaign. This yearly fundraiser helps defer the costs to many of these folks I mentioned and many, many more.
As I said - there are many worthy causes to donate to, so why the YMCA of Greater Nashua? This is your community, their community, OUR community - our Home. It is our respite from work, a field to play in, a studio to dance, a pool to swim, where my kids will grow up as so many others, hopefully with the right guidance and values that we hold so dear to at the YMCA.
I look forward to any feedback or questions you have regarding our organization, we cherish what you think as our members, our community, our family of Greater Nashua. I hope you will join me and hundreds of other community members who are supporting individuals and families unable to participate at the Y on their own.