November 08, 2018
The season of giving is officially under way at the YMCA, and we are delighted to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday this year!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and its widely recognized shopping events - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27!
This #GivingTuesday, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago will celebrate by directing all funds raised to resident and day camp scholarships. Over the course of 2017, the Y was able to provide $221,974 in financial assistance, sending a total of 412 children to camp who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend due to financial barriers.
Year after year, the Y’s camp programs provide a safe space for children to learn, laugh and grow. Help us reach our goal of $10,000, so together we can gift children the opportunity to attend camp, where they will create memories and form friendships they will hold near and dear to their hearts forever!
At the Y, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. This #GivingTuesday, help us create a more promising future for the youth we serve!
Donate early by clicking here!