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YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s annual campaign kicked off Tuesday. Collectively, the association is seeking financial contributions to support the organization’s planned $1.6 million charitable impact in 2023.
A press release stated, “The YMCA annual campaign runs through April 20. Every gift received, no matter the size, helps fund the Y’s efforts to address critical community needs and issues, including bridging the achievement gap, combating hunger and food insecurity, making kids of all ages safe in the water, and equitable access to health and wellness resources.”
Last year, YMCA supporters gave over $1.1 million to provide scholarships and subsidize programs and services, making a difference in the lives of nearly 4,500 families. Forty percent of the funding allocated came through gifts made to the Y’s annual campaign.
Anyone wishing to support the Y’s mission work can do so online at YMCABN.ORG/GIVE, by texting ACCESS4ALL to 71777, or by reaching out to their local YMCA branch.
The press release stated, “Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities. A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through six membership branches and four camps throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community-based program sites. For more information, visit www.YMCABN.org.”