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Merrimack Valley YMCA, Inc.

Merrimack Valley YMCA, Inc.
CROWDRISE : Nov 21, 2012
Tax ID: 04-2104378
BASED: Lawrence, MA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.mvymca.org

Healthy Kids

At the Merrimack Valley YMCA, we provide kids with opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives by offering swim lessons, basketball, soccer, karate, fitness instruction and more to youth and teens in our community! Unfortunately, there are still many children and teens in our that do not have enough exposure to proper nutrition and physical wellness. As you think about your year-end giving, please consider a contribution to the YMCA so that we can continue to provide these services and programs to everyone and ensure that every child has the opportunity to live a healthier life regardless of their background or financial situation.

Children today are not eating enough nutritious food or participating in enough physical activities.

  • Research shows that 28.9 percent of children in Massachusetts are overweight or obese, and among poor or Hispanic children, the rate rises to 45 percent.[1], [2] 
  • Less than half receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day and 10 percent say they do no form of exercise.[3]
  • In Lawrence MA , early one- half (46%) of all children and teens are overweight or obese, among the highest level of overweight youth in the state.

 

With the help of our donors we’ve made a significant impact on our community by providing financial  assistance to more than 1000 individuals allowing them the opportunity to participate in the many programs including health and wellness, youth sports, and aquatics that the YMCA has available. There many more children and teens that would benefit from the YMCA. 

 

The Merrimack Valley YMCA will use your gift to make a significant impact right in your own community:

  • $50 Builds confidence, self-esteem and to two children participating in youth sports
  • $100 Provides the opportunity for two children to participate in swim lessons
  • $250 Provides a team of 10 children with one season of youth basketball
  • $500 Provides memberships to 5 teens, providing access to the gyms, wellness centers, classes and more at the YMCA

 

[1] Top health official pledges action on childhood obesity,” Elizabeth Clooney.  www.boston.com. June 20, 2008

[2] National Conference of State Legislatures, www.ncsl.org May 17, 2010

[3] Top health official pledges action on childhood obesity,” Elizabeth Clooney. www.boston.com. June 20, 2008

[4] US Census Bureau: State and County Quickfacts-Lawrence. http:quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

 

Tax ID: 04-2104378 • www.mvymca.org

Fundraisers

Merrimack Valley YMCA

Merrimack Valley YMCA

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Run For The YMCA - Feaster Five 2017

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ANA YMCA Spin A Thon

ANA YMCA Spin A Thon

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Kate's ANA

Kate's ANA

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IMPACT15:Methuen YMCA

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