Welcome to our 2013 Invest in Youth "Wins for Kids" page.
This year, as in years past, we plan to make this an exciting year to dedicate your philanthropy to the youth and teens of Delaware and Blackford Counties in an important and meaningful manner. Below you will find information contained in our annual IIY brochure (also available for download below), as well as occasional updates with heart-warming stories, quotes and quips from and about our Invest in Youth scholarship recipients; along with event dates, fundraising goals and donor/donation stats. Won't you join us this year to ensure that every youth, teen and family has access to the Y?!
Donate online to the YMCA of Muncie location of your choice:
Please view and share our 2013 Invest in Youth WINS FOR KIDS Cardboard Testimony video. It was created to show how very much our financial assistance recipients appreciate our donors and our Y!
Save these dates for upcoming additional Invest in Youth fundraisers:
03/11/13: IIY Kickoff at Toyota of Muncie
Download our 2013 Invest in Youth "Wins for Kids" brochure here; or read below its content.
In the life of a child, the Y makes a difference. The final score won't be known for years, but you can be a game-changer. GIVE today!
Invest in Youth is everyone's ticket to a stronger community.
Kids Win * Families Win * Everyone Wins
Every day, the Y addresses the most pressing needs in our community by making sure that everyone—regardless of age, income or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA OF MUNCIE uses financial gifts to help childrenand families in need participate in programs such as: child care, youth sports, health and wellness, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership programs and more – right here in Delaware and Blackford Counties.
We encourage everyone in the community to join our cause. When we all pitch in and help each other, we make a meaningful, enduring impact in the lives of children and families and ultimately, strengthen our community.
when we nurture their future.
A safe place after school. Lessons about teamwork and the chance to try new things. Support from a caring role model. The Y provides children meaningful opportunities to learn and grow.
because healthy happens here.
In communities large and small, we’re there. The Y is a unique gathering place where you’ll find toddlers alongside seniors, families spending quality time together, everybody getting fit and healthy, and neighbors connecting.
WE ALL WIN
when we work together to strengthen community.
Helping people reach their potential is at the heart of what we do. As a leading nonprofit organization in our community, we teach life-changing skills and provide essential programs and support in times of need.
Financial gifts to the Y will help advance programming and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. More importantly, gifts to the YMCA of Muncie stay in the community, having a direct impact on residents right here in Delaware and Blackford counties.
The Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our own neighborhood.
$250.00 a grandmother raising her grandchildren can count on 1 week of a safe child care program
$375.00 allows a team of 12 to play in the Y youth basketball league
$500.00 provides a child confidence and lasting friendships at 1 week of camp
$750.00 helps a family join the Y and spend quality time together
$1,000.00 5 teens can develop college-prep skills and do better in school
$3,000.00 addresses critical needs through FREE community events for kids and families
LEVELS OF SUPPORT
Youth Sponsor $25-99
Friend of Youth $100-499
Patron of Youth $500-999
Chairman’s Round Table $1,000+
Invest in Youth Recipients have this to say:
“I want the boys to know there are nice people around, and for that I do thank you.” Mary T, grandmother to Benjamin and Andrew, Apple Tree YMCA kids
“It’s my home away from home… THANK YOU.” Spencer, age 17, Camp Crosley resident camper
“I like the counselors. They teach me important things to help me later in life.” Gunnar, age 12, Apple Tree YMCA day camper
“I do Urban Fitness with my best friend. It’s very fun!” Madison, age 13
“For two years I have been on a financial scholarship through the YMCA. The Y has changed my life. I have lost 48 pounds in the two years as a member and gained a lot of muscle as well.” Andrew, age 18
We also invite you to share your story! Contact your YMCA of Muncie location or 281-YMCA for more information.