At the Y; We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Resonsibility.
The Y raises funds annually to gather the financial support needed to fulfill our mission of providing beneficial programs and services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
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Scholarship Recipients Share Their Stories
“I have a very low income due to a disability and would like to use the YMCA wellness center and pool for rehabilitation.”
“My spouse has a seasonal job and I just lost my job. Our kids are in Y programs. They love the programs and want to continue participating in them.”
“I am in the process of getting a divorce and just had major surgery. A YMCA membership will help my child experience a healthy, balanced lifestyle and I want to become healthy too.”
“My son is severely autistic. I am hoping he can attend Y summer camp. It will provide good interaction with others.”
“I have been unemployed since September 2009 and want to have a healthy lifestyle and lose weight.”
“As a single parent, I would like my kids to have the chance to be in a stable program that will help develop their communication skills.”
Our 2013 Goal: $24,500
Sending Kids to Camp, Ensuring Opportunities in Youth in Government, Strengthening Families and Supporting Youth Development – your dollars stay in our community and go a long long way supporting families, adults and kids in our community.
YMCA Annual Campaign - How Can I Help?
$100 will support 1 teen in our Youth In Government program
$250 will send 3 kids to summer camps
$500 allows 18 children an opportunity to participate in sport programs
$1,000 provides memberships to 13 families
$1,500 supports 50 kids in year-round recreational programs
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN REPORT
Total number of people served: As of Dec 31, 2012: 3,657*
Number of Households served: As of Dec 31, 2012: 1,353*
Ages: As of Dec 31, 2012 (without a facility):
Under 6 31% (1134 individuals)
Ages 6-17 39% (1426 individuals)
Ages 18-54 19% ( 695 individuals)
Ages 55+ 11% ( 402 individuals)
(total of 3,657 individuals)
Diversity: As of Dec 31, 2012 (without a facility):
People of Color(75% are Hispanic/Latino): 20% ( 731 individuals)
Participants from low-income families: 19% ( 695 individuals)
Participants receiving YMCA scholarships/participating in subsidized programs: 28% (1023 individuals)
~2012 Y participation included youth, adults and families who live in areas surrounding Northfield city limits and included people from southern Farmington (just north of us), Cannon Falls (just east of us) and the northern side of Faribault (just south of us).
*duplicated, includes all participants in all services, programs and special events
Printable brochure with Annual Campaign Details and Giving Levels: Annual Campaign Brochure
2013 Annual Campaign – Ensuring we continue to reach a wider audience by supporting more children, adults and families
Families receiving direct support come from a wide variety of backgrounds including those experiencing layoffs, limited income, salary reductions, divorce, mental and physical disabilities, single parent households and military service.
In addition to providing direct scholarship to families, the Annual Campaign is used to subsidize safe and beneficial programs for youth and families. To ensure the safety of all NAFY program participants, staff receive training in First Aid, CPR and child abuse prevention. We also host Healthy Kids Day, a community-wide event offered every spring to educate and actively engage kids and parents in healthy initiatives as well as a wide variety of programs offered to kids who need good support such as our Boxing program.
Pledging for the 2013 Annual Scholarship Campaign is as easy as filling out our Pledge Card or by pressing the “Donate Now” button above.
The YMCA is a 501(c) public charity. Contributions of any size make a direct impact. Donations are tax-deductible. Thanks to your support and generosity, the YMCA will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay.
Thank you for your support!
For information on how to apply for a scholarship – visit our Membership Page. You do not need to be a member to receive a financial scholarship.