Dear Friends,

 

As many of you may know, the Y is a community cornerstone in the United States, serving the general public for more than 160 years and the local community for 128 years. You may have had your own Y experience years ago — taking swimming lessons or playing on your first basketball team here in Tampa Bay. But for all those years, the Y has been doing so much more, working to solve many of the most pressing issues of the time.

 

The Y has always been more than a fitness center. In fact, it is one of the most effective and enduring charitable organizations in the country, with the Tampa Y earning a highly-coveted Charity Navigator 4-star rating. The Y is the nation’s leading provider of child care, a source of hundreds of youth development, education and health programs that address society’s critical social issues. It’s also one of the few remaining community spaces left in the country. Everything the Y does is an ongoing effort to make us better as individuals, communities and as a nation.

 

But we couldn’t do any of our cause-driven work without supporters like you. Together, we provide everyone living in Hillsborough and East Pasco counties the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others and contribute to a better community.

 

This month, we kick off the community phase of our annual campaign to raise the charitable funds needed to address the issues that concern you. Every dollar donated to the Tampa Y stays local and has a lasting impact on the people in your community. Gifts BUILD A BETTER US by helping thousands of kids and families live healthier and happier lives. Donations empower kids to do better in school, help cancer, Parkinson’s and arthritis patients heal and provide seniors with opportunities to connect with others. Generous gifts also send deserving kids to camp and help keep our doors open to all – regardless of financial limitations.

 

Now’s the time to make a difference. We need your help to strengthen the local community. To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please click here or contact Director of Development at 813­.224­.9622 ext. 1272 or lisa.bricker@tampaymca.org. Thanks for your continued support!

 

For a better you. For a better community. For a better us.™

 

 

See you at the Y,

 

Tom Looby

CEO & President

813-224-9622

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