As some of you know, I joined the Board of the North Oakland YMCA in 2015. Prior to that time, I had no idea the large impact the YMCA has on our communities. I knew my children went to the YMCA to learn to swim many years ago and that you could work out, but that was the extent of my knowledge. What I did not realize, is the long list of programs the YMCA offers.
Membership fees cover the cost of operation but they do not support the additional costs for outreach programs and financial assistance for the less advantaged. Summer Camp for kids is near and dear to me because my kids actually went to camp for several years. Fortunately, we could afford this but many families need help to subsidize part of the fees.
Whether it is Summer Camp, the Healthy Meals in summer, Afterschool Care, Girls on the Run or the programs for seniors, the YMCA needs our help. Please join me in support of the YMCA as we help make our communities an even stronger support system for everyone. Thanks in advance!