The Getting Youth Motivated Project (G.Y.M.) is a non-profit organization established in the Bronx, New York to improve and revitalize neighborhood parks, green spaces, and school gymnasiums in underprivileged and underserved communities. We work with local community members to identify communal spaces in need of care so that we can increase engagement in physical activities by making those environments safer and cleaner. Additionally, to address the increasingly alarming numbers of childhood obesity, we provide programs designed to increase physical activity and to educate our youth to make healthy food choices.
In Soundview, a section in the Bronx, which is one of the poorest districts per capita in the United States, parks are often the heartbeat and the pulse of our community. During the warmer months, adults and children alike use every inch of Soundview Park: exercising, enjoying nature, or participating in other activities our local park provides.This year, the G.Y.M. Project is embarking on its third annual Soundview Park Beautification event. We will stretch our resources to take on a much larger portion of the park’s revitalization than we have in past years. Our goals include: replacing the severely dilapidated backboards and rims with brand new, long lasting products, painting the full surface of both courts with vibrant colors, and planting small gardens along the walkway and entrance to the park.
This much-needed process will take a whole weekend to complete and we are looking for support to ensure that we are able to do so for our community. Please feel free to provide monetary donations to aid us in achieving our goal. At the same time, we recognize that there are other ways to support that does not include financial contributions. We ask that you consider donatinging your time, service, and/or equipment. One relatively easy form of support would be your willingness to share this initiative within your spheres of influence: family, friends, work friends, social media, sororities and fraternities, etc. We ask that you share this initiative with as many people as you can; each share allows this event to be seen by more people, which could result in more support.
Once the Soundview Park Beautification project is complete, you are invited to celebrate our collective success, alongside our local community and volunteers, with an event, featuring exercise, music, and healthy food.
None of this work would be possible without the love and support of people like you! The G.Y.M. Project truly thanks you all for all that you do to help us live out our mission of supporting our local community and spaces.
EVERY cent of your donation is tax dediductable!!
Help us reach our goal! If you are interested in providing sponsorship opportunities, donations or in volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org