YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit wrote -
Throughout Metro Detroit, countless people know the YMCA. But there's so much more to the Y than you might think. We're more than a gym; we're a cause committed to strengthening our community.
For example, in 2015:
- Over 3,000 girls & boys shared 10 weeks with caring coaches who challenged them to believe in themselves and support others through Girls on the Run & STRIDE.
- We provided over 75,000 meals and 24,000 snacks to children at no cost to their families.
- We welcomed over 5,000 children into our doors to experience an amazing summer filled with enriching activities that are fun, engaging and educational.
- We taught over 1,500 youth from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties to swim free of charge, including more than 100 youth with special needs.
We aim to do all of this, and so much more, in 2016 through more programs that focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. But we can only strengthen the community with your help. Your donation is an investment in the well-being of kids, families and individuals in metro Detroit. And 100 percent of your donation stays right here, in your community.