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Vanderbilt YMCA

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Mary Park


Dear , friends —

As a member of the YMCA, you have seen firsthand how girls can thrive in an environment that is safe and welcoming. Imagine their quiet conversations, their bursts of laughter, and their lively group activities at your YMCA branch. You have seen how healthy living and the guidance of caring adults can influence a girl's life — bringing her closer to the woman she has the potential to become.

We have just celebrated Mother's Day by offering our mothers all the praise and recognition they deserve. Our mothers endured difficult struggles and uphill climbs to raise us into strong women, and for that we are eternally grateful.

But before a woman becomes a mother, she is first a daughter. Every woman and every girl is someone's daughter — and sometimes she could use a little extra help. To protect her from violence, to learn leadership skills, to learn how to speak in a professional manner, or all three at once. Click here to meet a remarkable young woman named Yara…

Because you are a strong New York City woman, please pay it forward by giving a girl your helping hand. The YMCA reaches hundreds of thousands of young people in every borough, including girls at exceptionally vulnerable points in their lives.

When you support the Y, you support girls across the city who face many of life's most difficult challenges — violence and crime, fractured families, uncertain futures. The YMCA brings them back to happy and productive lives in a secure place to learn new skills and grow, surrounded by mature role models and healthy lifestyles.

I am the mother of two girls myself. Both in my role as their mother and in my role as the leader of this extraordinary organization I see a very important common theme:
the incredible power of female-to-female encouragement.

By reaching a girl at the right moment in her development, your kindness can literally change her life for the better.

Please join with the Y and make the girls of New York City into proud, strong, capable women — just like you.

I hope to hear from you soon.


Mary Park

P.S. Please make your tax-deductible gift today. You will help provide life-changing opportunities to the girls of our city.



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