Dear friends and family,
I am raising money for the West Side Y to support their efforts in helping our community deal with the repercussions of COVID-19.
The Y is a staple of our community in NYC, the epicenter of the pandemic in North America, and the team there has been quick to jump in and adapt to serve the community when we need it most. Among other heroic efforts, the team at the West Side Y has been providing free emergency childcare services for frontline workers, outreach and assistance to elder New Yorkers who might otherwise suffer from social isolation, and virtual healthy programming to keep children and seniors active while confined to their homes. The West Side Y has also been providing virtual exam and college readiness programming to high school students in low income communities, assistance and citizenship services to new immigrants and asylum seekers, and other much-needed aid to the most vulnerable members of our community. Where there’s a Y, there’s a way.
My husband, Eric, and I will match every dollar donated here, and the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York has pledged to match all donations as well, so every dollar you give will have 4x impact!! Please join us in donating if you can!
Wishing you all health and wellbeing in these trying times.