Support YMCA — We do!
One of the many great things about owning your own business is the ability to make a difference locally in your community. Right now, in summer day camp season, the YMCA really needs your support. The work they do is vital for kids to grow and learn the important values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Our local YMCA doesn’t turn anyone away if they have difficulty paying. They find a way to make it work. This is why it’s so important to have local businesses step up and fund scholarships. It’s a simple thing really — just get together with another business that you do business with and make a pact. Say, “I’ll give if you give — and when we give together — everyone wins!”
If every business picked one other business to partner with to double their support, think how many kids could be helped. Think of the positive impact to your business knowing you made a difference!
If you can’t make a financial donation, contact the Y to see about volunteering your time and talents. Enlist the help of your business associates — it’s great for team building.
Support the YMCA — because “Everyone Deserves A Shot!”
Mary Foster and John Johnson, Fletch’s of Petoskey; Bill Brower, Harbor/Brenn Insurance
Business, people partnerships help local YMCA
We’re always mindful at the YMCA that local people make our community mission possible. Recently, for example, the Sunrise Rotary Club helped us to put on a pancake breakfast at the youth soccer tournament, to raise funds for day camp scholarships.
Rod Niswander and his hardworking team of volunteers deserve a big round of thanks.
Moreover, the good folks at Fletch’s and Harbor/Brenn, who worked at the breakfast, also teamed up to make a $1,000 contribution toward camperships.
The Hestia Women’s Giving Circle has provided help specifically for girls.
Many working parents depend on this assistance, and on day camp for supervision and fun, character-building experiences. Each day for 10 weeks, we take roughly 40 kids to Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga for games, crafts, songs, swimming, and friendships. With strong registration this summer, the needs are significant.
To everyone who helps to provide for area children, our deepest thanks.
Larry Wood, executive director YMCA of Northern Michigan