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Your Impact Will Change a Life

Who will your gift help?  Usually it's someone who doesn't want thier picture taken. 

It's someone who's having a tough time and is relieved to hear that there's help available.

I’ve seen the moment of relief when a person realizes your Y will give financial assistance on their membership.  A good friend of mine recently split up with her fiancée and is adjusting to a new life as a single parent, while running her own business. It’s obviously tough and there isn’t much room for extras.  But are swimming lessons for her daughter really extra?  Is a satisfying workout that burns out the stress of the day extra? 

At your Y we don’t think it’s extra: we think opportunity is something everyone deserves. 

Our assisted membership program helped my friend.  I still get to see her daughter smiling in the pool, more confident every time she’s in the water.  I see how much more relaxed and focused my friend is after she comes to work out.  I know they’re going to be ok; partly because their community cared enough to help.  You might not have known about this part of your YMCA, but you’ve helped create something unstoppable.

Thank you. 

There are plenty more stories like this: stories from our members, volunteers and staff about people who have been impacted by donations to your YMCA.  See the list below. 

Your gifts are making a difference. 

- Alex Allen, Fundraising Specialist, YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce 

Your Impact Starts Here.....

John: Personal Growth Starts Here Read More

Shirley: Involvement Starts Here Read More

Lisa: Courage Starts Here Read More

Wendy: Recovery Starts Here Read More

Donna & Tom: Hope Starts Here Read More

Liz & Jason: Transformation Starts Here Read More

Susan: Encouragement Starts Here  Read More

Gwynne: Discovery Starts Here Read More

Maria: Confidence Starts Here Read More

Trevor:  Accomplishment Starts Here Read More

Melissa: Inspiration Starts Here Read More

Dennis: Belonging Starts Here Read More

Alison: Vitality Starts Here Read More

Gayle:  Better Health Starts Here Read More

Bruce: Motivation Starts Here Read More

Doris: Happiness Starts Here Read More

Kathleen: Thriving Starts Here Read More