More than ever, the YMCA is seeing firsthand how the support of community can change the trajectory of the lives of our members. From children in our Care Centers and teens in our incredible mentoring program, to families and seniors engaging in healthy living, our team has been a part of countless testimonies about how your investment makes a lasting difference in our neighborhoods.
Giving back to the community is what we do, but only with your help.
Together, we can make a difference.
I would like to thank you for your support of the Butler YMCA. Over the course of one year, I lost my job and had a medical emergency that left me unable to return to the workforce for now. Because of your donation, I am able to have a membership at the Y.
Thank you very much, it has made a significant difference in my life.
I have never written a thank you letter before, so I'm not really sure how to go about this. I do want you to understand the impact this will have on my life. In the past few years, I have struggled with my mental health. I lost my older brother to addiction in the early months of 2017... I developed my own drug and alcohol addiction and struggled with homelessness. I'm finally away from the drugs and alcohol. I'm starting to get my life together again. To me, this gym membership is almost a symbol of new beginnings. It will not only help keep me on the right track, but help me improve my overall health. I was feeling stuck and now I feel like I have a fighting chance. It was made possible because of you.
Signed, a forever grateful 23 year old woman