Growing stronger together

Dear Editor:As a nonprofit, the Y relies on the support of its volunteers and donors to give back to the community in order to deliver on its promise to strengthen the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Your willingness to help our cause by making a monetary gift to our Annual Support Campaign allows us to keep our programs accessible to youth and families who need us most.

Funds raised go directly to those in need in our communities. The Downey Family YMCA provides scholarships and financial assistance for all Y programs, including summer day and resident camps, after school programs, Easter Caravan and youth sports, just to name a few. Your gift allows a child to experience one fun-filled week of exciting activities and character development at camp or offers a pre-teen a week of exciting adventure and personal enrichment on our Easter Caravan.

The Y could not do the work it does for the Downey community without the help from volunteers, particularly those leaders who are dedicating their time to sharing the Y story and helping to fundraise. We would like to thank all of our volunteer campaigners for giving their time, talent and treasure, with special thanks to our 2013 Campaign Chairs, Russell and Nicki Shersick and Lonnie Croom -- thank you all for giving back to the community through the Downey Family YMCA.

To make a gift to the YMCA or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit and designate your gift to the Downey Family YMCA or call executive director Anne Ullstrom at (562) 862-4201-ext 7465. Downey Family YMCA

********** Published: Febuary 7, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 43

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