Sunday
Apr292012

Working for a worthy cause

For those of you who live in Jackson Township, Ohio, please take a moment to view the David YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign Video and broaden your horizons, as I recently did. Too often, people assume that all Jackson Township residents have money, but that is not the case. This misperception has directly impacted families who need the unique help provided by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. It was an education for me producing this video to learn that nearly 1 in 5 children in Jackson Local Schools receives free or assisted lunch and that number is growing! Nearly 1 in 10 families at the Y receive some sort of financial help in order to be a member. If it weren't for the Campaign, many single moms would not have a safe place to leave their child so that they can work, a child might never receive guidance to learn to swim, a teenager would feel the sting of exclusion from shooting hoops with his buddies, and an older adult needing exercise and socialization would be left out.  These are only a few of the situations where the Y steps in to change lives. The Y promises never to close its doors to anyone based on the inability to pay. Consider opening your heart to make an impact on your neighbors who need it the most and contribute to the Strong Kids Campaign today.

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