Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs to Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow
The campaign will raise donations in response to COVID-19.
#GivingTuesdayNow encourages people to support communities and nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic. The movement promotes social connection and kindness, even from a distance.
“The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is honored to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow,” said Jim Thomas, Executive Director of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. “I have been so inspired by the generosity of our community in times of need. #GivingTuesdayNow will offer all of us an avenue for philanthropy, generosity and civic engagement.”
The Greater Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs are nonprofit, charitable organizations that turn no one away for inability to pay. Last year, they collectively provided more than $1.45 million in financial assistance to local children, adults and families. The need for financial assistance will likely grow due to the economic crisis, so the Y is relying on community support now more than ever.
“The past several weeks have been difficult for our community, nation and Y movement,” said Trish Fisher, President and CEO of the Greater Scranton YMCA. “But, they have also been inspiring. #GivingTuesdayNow will provide all of us with a way to give back in whatever ways we can. Through generosity, true change can occur.”
The Y is committed to helping people grow in mind, body and spirit. Their well-known health and fitness programs are just the beginning of all that they have to offer. The Y serves local children through preschool programs, child care, summer camps and other activities. They also offer many services for senior citizens. Support from the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign will ensure sure that the YMCA can continue offering these valuable programs to everyone.
The Y has always been dedicated to strengthening the community. When restrictions end and they reopen their doors, we’ll appreciate the opportunity to gather, grow and learn together even more.
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