The YMCA of Delaware recently launched its annual campaign by hosting an association-wide kickoff event at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. The purpose of the Annual Campaign is to help ensure people throughout the state of Delaware have access to the YMCA, its community programs and valuable resources.
This year, the Y of Delaware hopes to raise $1.7 million dollars. Funds raised will be used to provide financial assistance for families, senior citizens and individuals to ease the cost of memberships, camps, child care and other programs. Nearly 200 people attended the football themed event and Governor John Carney served as the keynote.
In 2016, the Y of Delaware awarded nearly $5.2 million dollars in financial assistance to its members and program participants. Additionally, last year charitable gifts from Y donors made it possible to teach free beginner swim lessons to 2,485 children from low to moderate income households. The Y also empowered over 30,000 youth through enrichment programs including Youth In Government, Black Achievers, Teen Leaders Clubs, Counselors In Training and summer leadership opportunities. To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, contact Matt Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302) 571-6962.