YMCA to Begin Strong Kids Month

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YMCA Celebrates Strong Kids Month

 

YMCA STRONG KIDS Campaign February 15th – March 15th, 2017

The YMCA will be launching our annual Strong Kids Campaign starting February 15th!

The Strong Kids Campaign financially assists local children, youth and families in utilizing YMCA programs and services – building self-esteem, self-confidence and developing healthy lifestyles in a safe, fun and positive environment.  This is so very important to us.

  • Only 15% of children in Saskatchewan receive adequate daily physical activity. Physical activity and literacy are incorporated into our programs to promote healthy habits that will serve them well into the future.

  • 1/3 of all Canadians report that they have no sense of community. The connection people make at the Y every day reduces social isolation.

At the Y, we believe that a family’s health should not be determined by the size of their bank account. Your donation will help Moose Jaw families access better health.

Sometimes a family just needs a helping hand. Your gift to YMCA Strong Kids will give a family a strong, healthy start. We have several events that will run throughout the Strong Kids Launch:

  • Join us at our Fairford location for Family Day on February 20th from 10 am – 12 pm when we open up our doors to the community.  All activities are free and donations are accepted.

  • Support a rider for the Expresso Rally. Ride. Raise by going to www.expresso.com/rallyforthey in the month of February, or donate at either of our fitness locations. Expresso will donate an additional $1,000 to the top team.

  • Pledge a child for the Move-A-Thon that will be held at each of our child-minding facilities. Salina, one of our Fitness Instructors, will ensure the kids have the opportunity to be active while exploring different movements and having a lot of fun!

  • Become a Face-to-Face volunteer Champion!  Our annual campaign is the cornerstone of our charitable mission and your participation will make certain that we turn nobody away for an inability to pay.

Give generously today.

For more information please contact:

 Angie Publicover

 Funds Development Coordinator at 306.692.0688 ext 229

fundsdevelopment@mjymca.ca