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Posted by The Y on Sep 25, 2018 10:13:25 AM
Your Contribution to the Y Helps Build a Stronger, Better Community

 

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is known for making a big impact on local communities, but not everyone is aware of just how much we do to help our neighbors. Of course, we can't do anything without the generosity of those who help us fund the programs that are making a difference. Here are just a few ways your donations are used:

Direct Assistance

From donations received during the Y Annual Campaign, we were able to give direct financial assistance to more than 65,000 of our friends and neighbors. Those dollars go to helping families and individuals who need help staying afloat. With your donations, the Y is able to keep them on their feet.

Educational Assistance

These days, children who do not have the opportunity to attend preschool are starting kindergarten at a disadvantage. Preschool helps set a good foundation for future learning while helping our youngest community members learn how to be successful in the classroom. We also help children of all ages with after-school programs designed to keep kids engaged in positive activities rather than wandering the streets.

Health & Fitness

School districts are pressed for funding, and P.E. classes are often on the chopping block. Plus, with so much technology at our fingertips, it's too easy for kids to slip into a sedentary lifestyle. At the Y, kids have a chance to do what kids are meant to do: run, jump, climb, laugh, and have fun with their friends. From organized sports and activities to gym access for older children, our mission is to build healthy, strong bodies and minds with both educational and physical activities. 

Family Values

We know you work hard to teach your children how to be upstanding members of the community and good stewards of this planet. We want to reinforce those values, so our community is filled with people who care about each other and want to make the world a better place. Your donations help us invest in the future. 

Priceless Rewards

With your financial contributions, we can offer priceless rewards to the entire community, from swimming lessons to keep kids safe to basketball courts and colorful classrooms to keep them busy after school. We work with every child, according to his or her needs, to provide the best guidance and strengthen their character. 

On behalf of the entire community of children and their families, we thank you for your generosity. To learn more about what we do or to make a contribution, visit us online or at one of our locations today.

 

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