For many children, families and adults, the Y is a family. It is a place to come where they can learn, grow and thrive. But many need your help to benefit from this opportunity.
You know the faces of need in our community as well as we do: children in need of safe care and educational support; teens in need of positive role models and activities; and families who need a place to spend time together where they can grow in spirit, mind and body.
The YMCA of Greater Richmond is committed to meeting these needs and others through such programs as child care, camp, youth sports and health and wellness. Your gift improves a life. It keeps the Y open to all, making sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through the Y.
Learn how the YMCA of Greater Richmond is building Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
A Message from the Annual Giving Chair
When you help someone up a hill, you are a little nearer the top yourself. At the Patrick Henry Family YMCA, we all strive to help each other reach the 'top of the hill'. Every dollar that is contributed helps the entire community win and climb the hill together.
Annual Support Campaign
The Patrick Henry Family YMCA provides more than $325,000 in assistance to our members and program participants through reduced membership and program fees. Your contribution to the Strengthening Communities Fund keeps the Y open to all.
2013 Strengthening Communities Fund
Branch Goal: $100,000
Annual Giving Chair: Ben T. Banks
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
After-School Care: Students from four local schools will receive safe and structured child care. More than 150 children will enjoy physical activity and benefit from tutoring for homework. Y camp continues child care throughout the summer.
Leaders’ Club and Teen Camps: Our teens are encouraged to reach their potential through the development of leadership and community service skills.
Summer Camp: Four out of every 10 youth in our summer camp programs receive financial assistance.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Bullyproof: Our program will teach children to use verbal assertiveness and non-violent defense techniques to deter bullying.
Women Empowered: This program is specifically designed to build confidence, overall fitness, and to teach women how to defend themselves.
Group Exercise: The branch provides 94 group exercise classes per week to support members in their quest for wellness.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Day Support: The Patrick Henry Y provides exercise opportunities for local mentally challenged adults.
Water Safety Days: Through this free program, students from Greenwood Elementary School will gain the skills necessary to protect themselves and to respond appropriately and safely to emergencies in the water.
Financial Assistance: Forty percent of members who join the Patrick Henry Y in 2013 will need financial assistance to enable them to take part in our many programs. Cost will not be a barrier to joining the Y family.