BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater New York
EVENT DATE: Jul 23, 2016
Dear, friends —
In unpredictable times we depend on so many good people — good neighbors, community leaders and volunteers.
Tomorrow’s good people are today’s youth. That’s why the Y serves as a dependable and safe environment for kids all over New York City. We want to give kids who live in challenged environments a way out — an escape hatch today and a way to begin to realize their dreams tomorrow. We provide a clear pathway to a productive adulthood, so that they will make positive contributions to the life of our city.
For young people like Mikhail Lindsay, city life has its own unique challenges. The YMCA of Greater New York acts as a unique solution, because we seek to safeguard kids from dangerous peers and unwanted influences.
The Y offers all kids a zone of safety, a place to learn and grow. A place to discover themselves for possibly the first time.
That’s why we’re writing to you. You can help us restore the natural optimism of youth to thousands of New York kids. It doesn’t matter whether their ultimate goal is simple survival, training for work readiness, or going off to college like Mikhail — through the Y you will have a real and permanent effect in changing their lives for the better.
Because you care, we hope you’ll join us. With your support, we’ll help lift the kids of New York City toward their dreams. And together we’ll cultivate a new generation of good people.
P.S. Please make your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Campaign and help make it possible for the YMCA to provide life-changing opportunities to the children of our city. We hope to hear from you today.