Melissa K. grew up attending YMCA programs at the Bob Chan-Kent Family YMCA. Her family was one of many who received financial assistance, thanks to kind YMCA donors, to access programs.
When Melissa was a teen, her mother enrolled her in the YMCA Youth Leadership Development program where she learned leadership skills, expanded her social connections, and found great career opportunities. She now works in recreation herself and is a mom to three young children.
“I really believe in recreation as a mechanism to keep kids healthy and active and moving forward," says Melissa. “My own life is a testament to that and that’s why I give.”
Melissa’s journey at the Y has come full circle. She’s now in a place to make her own donations to the YMCA, so that other vulnerable children and families have the opportunity to access programs like swimming lessons, child care, physical literacy, and Youth Leadership Development.
Melissa states, “I think it’s important to give to the things you believe in.”
Making an Impact Through the YMCA COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
The YMCA COMMUNITY Campaign is our annual fundraising campaign to address urgent needs in our communities and give everyone the opportunity to access their local Y, regardless of their financial circumstances.
The campaign supports in four ways: financial access, building health and community, child and youth development, area of greatest need.
Learn more about the YMCA COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN and consider donating today.