YMCA Annual Campaign raises $1,565,870

Apr 11, 2018

Each year, the YMCA of Snohomish County, through its six branch operations and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, conducts its Annual Campaign to raise funds that strengthen the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility

As of the March 22 Campaign Victory celebration, a total of $1,565,870 was raised, the most ever in the history of the annual campaign.

The Mukilteo Family YMCA raised $195,787 with the help of Mike Gilson.

The evening was filled with stories of how the YMCA positively impacts the lives of our members and the community.

One of those stories was from Chris R., an energetic “Little” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program.

Chris shared his personal story of six years ago at the age of 10, not knowing what would happen when CPS entered into his life and removed him from his mother.

Two years ago, Chris was adopted and also connected with Clint Diehm, his “Big” in the BBBS program.

“The YMCA empowers youth, improves health, and strengthens the community,” said Sean King, PCL Insurance, Campaign Chair for the association-wide YMCA campaign. “The Annual Campaign is an annual sustaining fundraising campaign that provides scholarship dollars for people in need of access to YMCA programs. Every dollar raised is an investment in our community and our future.”

While revenues from membership and programs keep the YMCA operating, it’s financial gifts to the YMCA Annual Campaign that assure the Y advances programming and services that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in the county.

As a leading nonprofit organization in Snohomish County, the YMCA’s Access For All program, supported by contributions to the Annual Campaign, provided $2.36 million in direct financial assistance to more than 10,000 individuals during 2017.

In addition, $3.73 million was provided in youth and family program subsidies, ensuring the presence of caring adults to nurture the potential of 24,626 children and teens across Snohomish County.

Ninety-four cents of every Annual Campaign dollar contributed provides direct financial assistance to low-income families and support to programs such as child care, youth development, teen services, water safety, mentoring, and summer camp. These funds together with grants from corporations and foundations subsidize a variety of enriching programs for individuals of all ages.

Donations are still being accepted. You can donate online today at ymca-snoco.org/donate.

 

 

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