Brittany Payne was told her 5 year old son’s motor skills were underdeveloped, his muscle tone was low and he had ADHD. His doctors said he could use medication, his school suggested counseling, but Brittany thought he needed a healthier lifestyle that included exercise and structure. Unfortunately, Brittany’s family of four was already struggling financially – they were living in a one-bedroom apartment behind a friend’s house. She turned to the Y for help.
In these challenging economic times, more kids, families and neighbors are in need of our support. These members of our community need a place to go to feel more healthy, confident, connected and secure. Unfortunately, they may not have the financial means to make it happen.
That’s what makes raising a grand total of $1,271,402.47 so amazing. With the support of the Tampa Bay community, we exceeded our Association-wide fundraising goal of $1,271,000.
Because of you more kids are getting swim lessons so they’re safe around water, more teens are being mentored, more friends are being made at summer camp, more families are learning how to be healthier, more kids are learning about teamwork and perseverance through sports, and more kids are preparing to graduate from high school and break the cycle of generational poverty.
The Tampa Y changes lives – and, thanks to you, we’ll be changing even more lives in the coming year.