2013 Community Support Campaign
The Y is in our community to give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in our your own neighborhood. The YMCA provides nurturing programs to bring families together and prevent many problems before they begin.
With your help, more children and families in our community can grow strong at the YMCA! …and working together, we will build a stronger community for the future.
“…We felt welcome at the Y regardless of the type of membership we had…I felt our kids were safe there.”
“...My daughter and I enjoy the YMCA greatly. ...As a single mother, financially I could not afford extra activities….The Y is a place we can enjoy ourselves together, it is fun and exciting for my daughter….!”
“…I am a single parent of twins, one of which is deaf. …They are just kids and it hurts my head when they want to do something and I can’t afford it. I don’t want them to be left out…”
“...Exercise at the Y helps keep me going as I have had arthritis many years. ...I have been a member...but expenses keep climbing and living on a fixed income makes life rough at times. Assistance from the YMCA is greatly appreciated…..”
“My YMCA pass has made a tremendous impact on myself and my kids lives…My children are at their happiest at the Y and they feel like they are just like the rest of the kids….”
“…My daughter has cerebral palsy. She is nonverbal, developmentally delayed and does not ambulate by herself. She has benefited from using the swimming pool. …She just loves being in the water and smiles from ear to ear. …”
Ways to Give
Your gifts to the YMCA help people grow in spirit, mind and body, and instill the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Since our local YMCA was founded more than 50 years ago, gifts from people like you have made huge returns of service to our community possible.
There are many ways to support the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. Most donors make gifts and pledge payments by check, credit card or bank draft. Others take advantage of tax savings that come from giving appreciated stocks, shares of mutual funds, bonds, real estate, or other types of personal property. A growing number of YMCA members and friends incorporate gifts into their financial and estate planning. Your gift - large or small - makes a difference to the communities we serve.
While many social service organizations care for people once they are in crisis, the YMCA provides nurturing programs to bring families together and prevent many problems before they begin.
The YMCA is a place where everyone is welcome regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstances. Each year, through the annual giving campaign, your gifts provide the financial assistance to ensure that YMCA's programs and services are available to children and families who need them the most.
The Annual Campaign helps men, women and children of all ages. Your gift will have a major impact in our community, bringing a family together, helping a child learn to swim or discovering all the adventures that await them at camp.
To learn more about how you can support the Kishwaukee Family YMCA's Annual Campaign contact:
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
As a LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participant, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will engage cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. In addition to physical benefits, the program is also focused on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
- 12-week FREE program for cancer survivors
- Free YMCA membership for participants and a caregiver
For more information about the local LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program, contact Director of Strategic Health Initiatives Kara Gallagher at 815.756.9577, x42 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us improve the lives of our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants by making a donation to the program today. With your help, we can help more cancer survivors in our community lead the fulfilling life they deserve.
Leaving A Legacy
Making a planned gift to the YMCA offers a flexible and simple way to combine philanthropy with financial planning. In fact, a planned gift may help you give more to the YMCA than you thought possible, while still providing you or someone you designate with favorable financial and/or tax benefits. Planned gifts to the YMCA are about planning for the future: Your future and the future of children and families. To meet your specific needs, a variety of gift options are available. While each planned gift is different, these gifts can offer significant financial or tax benefits while ensuring that future generations will enjoy the YMCA.
For more information about leaving a legacy to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA contact:
Rob Wilkinson, CEO, Kishwaukee Family YMCA at 815-756-9577 or email@example.com.