At the Y, we believe we have something special—sense of community—and that everyone should have access to it, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive. With the help of our donors, we were proud to share our Y with 519 children, seniors and families last year who otherwise might not have become part of our Y family.
Judith and her family enjoy their membership at our Y. Her 4 children ages 2-10 learn, grow, and thrive through participation in swim lessons and swim team. One of her two children that swim competitively on the Titans swim team finds that the structure of swim team provides him with personal focus and helps him manage his ADHD.
Phil and Lil are twins who live here in Sanford. Through the generosity of the Sanford Children’s Project, Phil and Lil each received a full one week scholarship to summer camp. With help from our financial assistance program, Phil and Lil were able to finish the summer with us at camp. In their mother Susan’s words, summer camp “changed the summer for Phil and Lil, allowing them the opportunity to grow and create memories that will last them a lifetime.”
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. As a result, we provided over $180,000 in financial assistance through our scholarship program.
When you donate to the Sanford-Springvale YMCA, you make our communities better through programs focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Every dollar donated to the Y has a lasting impact on the people of Sanford and surrounding communities. Give today for a better us.
How you can make a difference:
$1600 Enables a child to learn new skills and develop friendships at Camp Marland for the entire 10-week program.
$750 Provides a family with a YMCA membership for a full year and access to family friendly programs.
$350 Helps a young adult experience a sense of belonging as a member of the YMCA for a year.
$80 Provides a safe place for a youth before and after school.
$30 Allows a child to build self-confidence and overcome fears by learning to swim at the Y.