Today is the Owensboro Family YMCA’s Annual Day of Giving
I grew up taking swimming lessons at the Owensboro Family YMCA. When I was a teenager, I was President of the Owensboro Community Teen Council. Our meetings were held at the Y. As an adult, when I decided to do some Sweatin' for St. Jude, I climbed on a treadmill and ran 50 miles at, you guessed it. The YMCA. Twice!
Angel has very similar memories. She sweated for St. Jude there too, for 24 consecutive hours. She spent a bunch of time there as a kid. And, fun fact, her first job ever was at the Owensboro Family YMCA. She got hired when she was 14.
The Y has a long, storied history here in Owensboro as a haven for fitness and family. Today, our friends there are hosting a Day of Giving. As you know, this year has been tough for everyone, but especially for area non-profits like the Y.
According to local representatives, the YMCA is a "critical financial crossroads" due to the loss of roughly 60% of its monthly income from membership dues. And, because of COVID-19, the YMCA was unable to hold its annual summer camps, which are a significant revenue driver each year.
So, in an effort to keep the doors open, they're hosting the YMCA Day of Giving. Here's how you can donate:
You can donate via the YMCA's secure website:
You can mail a check to the Owensboro Family YMCA, 900 Kentucky Parkway, Owensboro, KY 42301.
Or you can call 270-663-8202 from 8am - 5pm on Friday, November 20th to pledge.
Here's a message from Executive Director John Alexander.
Happy YMCA Day of Giving! Please consider helping the Y continue its 125-year-old mission and tradition.