Support Our Mission and Impacts
For a better Y. For a better community. For a better us. ™
Dear friend of Meeting Waters YMCA,
If you've made your way to this page, you must be inspired by what you've read at our website or on our facebook page. We thank you for stopping by this page to see how you can support and expand our impacts.
Each year, we reach out twice to the communities who benefit from our life-changing (and, in some cases, life-saving) services—in the fall for general operating support and again in the spring for our youth scholarship fund. Both are vital to our abilities to strengthen the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Just 31% of our revenues come from program fees. The rest of the money required to make the significant impacts we do must come from the charitable investments of people like you. So, each fall, we invite you to “fill the gap” and each spring we give you the opportunity to “reach out to youth” by strengthening our scholarship fund. Every day, we serve many of your community’s children regardless of their families' income or background. This is good not only for these children, but for their parents, families, employers, and the community, as well.
Over the past year, 41% of our youth and family program participants required some form of financial assistance. The total level of need exceeded $250,000—more than half of our entire budget! We work hard to secure state and federal contracts as well as grants to cover much of what your neighbors need. But, all three of these sources have been cut back over the past several years. In order to keep expanding our support for your community’s most vulnerable children and families, we need your help.
We hope you’ll consider a generous charitable investment in the children and families in your community. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions about how your donation will benefit area children, families and communities, please don’t hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Steve Fortier at 802-463-4769 or steve(at)meetingwatersymca.org.
John Hagen, Board Chair
SUPPORT YOUR Y. SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY. FOR A BETTER US.
Meeting Waters YMCA is a 501-c-3 non-profit, charitable organization governed by local volunteers. Your contribution is tax-deductible and every penny of your donation benefits local youth and families.