Annual Campaign Kickoff Events

Julie Nichols, School’s Out Director, and Liz Rothwell, Facilities Supervisor, are fancy in their Mardi Gras swag at the Brandywine YMCA kickoff.

The YMCA of Delaware has officially launched its annual campaign to help ensure people in the state of Delaware have access to the YMCA, its community programs, and valuable resources. As we all know, the YMCA of Delaware plays a vital role in supporting various community needs including school readiness, healthy weight support and awareness, diabetes prevention, food insecurity, safety around water and closing the achievement gap.

This year we hope to raise 1.6 million dollars. Funds raised will be used to provide financial assistance for families, senior citizens and individuals to ease the cost of memberships, camps, childcare and other programs.

In 2015, we awarded nearly $4.3 million dollars in financial assistance to our members and program participants. Additionally, last year charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible to teach 3,952 children from low to moderate income households free beginner swim lessons. The Y also served more than 150,000 free and nutritious meals and snacks to children in our after and before school program.

To kickoff the 2016 Annual Campaign, each YMCA branch hosted a unique event for board members and volunteers. The purpose was to share campaign goals and build excitement around the YMCA mission.

A “super hero” welcome table greeted guests at the entrance of Buena Vista for the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA kickoff.
A “super hero” welcome table greeted guests at the entrance of Buena Vista for the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA kickoff.

 

Western hosted their “game day” kickoff with the 87ers. The Y kids were all smiles, standing proudly with Coach Young.
Western hosted their “game day” kickoff with the 87ers. The Y kids were all smiles, standing proudly with Coach Young.

 


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Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.