Nonprofit Spotlight: Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Nonprofit Spotlight: Skagit Valley Family YMCA

The Skagit YMCA is a local nonprofit organization providing services in fitness, child care, sports, swimming, summer camps, and more. Every day, the YMCA is working with our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, can learn, grow and thrive. Their goal is never to turn anyone away because of an inability to pay.

 

A New Future Location

After 75 years of leasing its current location on Fulton Street, the YMCA has finalized an agreement with the Salem Lutheran Church congregation to purchase a 5.36-acre parcel located directly adjacent to the church at 1901 Hoag Road in Mount Vernon. It will be in walking distance of the Skagit Valley College, and the YMCA couldn't be more excited!

 

Coming Soon: Girls On The Run 5K!

Do you have a mini-marathoner in the making? Get them signed up for the Girls on the Run event! This fun YMCA program combines training for a 5k running event with education on how to live a healthy life. Through the 10-week program, the girls enjoy interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues. The Girls On The Run event will get your girls moving and provide them with the tools to deal with life's many challenges such gossip, bullying, building healthy friendships, and standing up for themselves. The girls also get to plan and execute a community service project helping them to realize the power they have to make a difference in our community. Fall registration is open with the event kicking off the week of September 26th.

 

Step Up And Make A Difference

Your donations allow the YMCA to continue to offer financial aid to families in need, providing them a safe place to grow in mind, body, and spirit by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

 

When you Step Up and make a donation, you are directly ensuring people in need are provided with membership to the YMCA. You are helping children to participate in sports programs, swim programs, the LIVESTRONG and Girls On The Run event. You are supporting the YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter, Daylight Center Youth, the Early Learning and School Age programs. Your support will make a significant difference in the lives of families in our community. So what are you waiting for? It's time to Step Up & donate.

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