Faith in the Y
“If it wasn’t for the YMCA’s financial aid, I’d never see my daughter,” says Faith, mother of Ellen (7) and Cadence (3). Ellen is provided discounted financial assistance for the Y’s before and after school program, allowing her mother to keep her first-shift job.
The PEORIA YMCA provides more than $40,000 each year in financial assistance to families like Faith & Ellen. On May 1, 2017, the Y will launch its annual campaign to ensure that everyone in the community has access to vital programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
When you give to the Y, your gift helps build healthy, connected and secure children with the potential to do anything. Here are a few suggested donation amounts:
- $50 donation – sponsors swim lessons
- $190 donation – sponsors one month after school care
- $405 donation – sponsors three weeks of summer camp
- $1,000 donation – pays for youth to learn leadership & teamwork