YMCA Buffalo Niagara has launched its annual campaign on Jan. 22 to ensure that everyone in Western New York has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
"Throughout Western New York, countless people know the Y. But there's so much more to our Y than one might think," said Anne Taylor, 2014 general campaign chair. "The Y is more than a gym. It's a cause. As a charity, we're dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the community's health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors."
This year, YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches and the association board will work to raise a grand total of $677,000. Funds raised will help to empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bonds of community here in Western New York through the Y's financial assistance program.
To learn more, call 565-6000 or visit www.YMCABuffaloNiagara.org.
•The Niagara Falls Family YMCA is gearing up for the upcoming winter break by offering Vacation Club Feb. 17 to 19, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (half-day vacation club will be offered on Feb. 14 for Niagara Charter School students).
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for program participants per day. Space is limited. Call 716-285-8491 or stop by the branch located at 1317 Portage Road for more information.