Jane* had no idea how she would get through the summer as a single parent with 5 children, with only her income to support her family. Her circumstances were well known in the community - her family had lost everything in a fire. There seemed to be no solution.
“Without the support and care of the Carls Family YMCA and the amazing camp counselors, I don't know what I would have done. My children were hesitant to trust others because the fire that burned down our home was intentionally set by a family member” said Jane.
Financial assistance for camp was provided for all of her children through the Carls Family YMCA Annual Campaign.
“My children learned to trust others, and I was given hope. They were transformed through the love and care provided by the counselors.”
The Carls Family YMCA helped Jane and her family through a very difficult time, giving them a safe place to heal and belong. Throughout the Kensington Valley Community, countless people know the YMCA. But there's so much more to the Y than you might think. We're a cause dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
100% of contributions will go directly to initiatives at the Carls YMCA.
Your contribution will allow the Carls Family YMCA to support the following Y programs:
- Weeks of Summer Day Camp
- Girls to participate in Girls on the Run
- Boys to participate in Stride
- Teenagers Mentored through Initiatives
- Kids Learning Life Saving Skills with Swim Lessons
- Families Welcomed Into the Y
- Seniors Welcomed Into the Y
- Participants in the First Responders Wellness Initiative
For a better you. For a better community. For a better country.
The Y. For a better us.
*Member's name has been changed to protect her privacy