I have been a proud supporter of the Y's Annual Campaign every year since joining the Metro Y of the Oranges as a Program Intern in 2000.
For me, the Annual Campaign is our mission in motion. It is our responsibility to ensure that everyone has the ability to participate in all of the life-affirming aspects of Y programs regardless of their ability to pay. It's how we build community and ensure equity and inclusion.
The past 2 years has been filled with so many challenges. I believe the Y offers an opportunity for us all to rebuild ourselves, not just physically but socially and emotionally too. The isolation of the pandemic has highlighted the importance of relationships and the need for more community support. At the Y, we strive to make everyone welcome and included. Together has never been more vital.
I hope you will join us in this work!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" Margaret Mead