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YMCA of Grays Harbor Kick’s Off 2019 Annual Campaign


The YMCA of Grays Harbor launched its 2019 Annual Campaign last night with a theme of “Anything Can Happen If You Let It” from Mary Poppins.  More than 130 individuals came together in the YMCA gym to learn about the Y’s cause and impact in our community.

Alissa Shay and Erik Kupka are leading the 2019 Annual Campaign as co-chairs and are joined by the YMCA board members, YMCA staff and 50 plus volunteer campaigners.  In just 5 short weeks these campaigners will work to raise $225,000!

This year proceeds from the Annual Campaign will support Membership and Program Scholarships, Camperships and Community Partner Support, Afterschool Mentoring, Teen Leadership Programming, and Early Learning Readiness.

In 2018 the YMCA of Grays Harbor…

  • Awarded over $390,000 in Membership Scholarships
  • Awarded over $30,000 in Camp Scholarships
  • Mentored 570 youth afterschool
  • Served over 1,240 youth in youth sports
  • Served over 50,000 FREE snacks and 38,000 meals
  • Taught over 2,175 youth water safety skills
  • Prepared over 120 youth for Kindergarten
  • And so much more…

Franzine Potts, CEO of the YMCA of Grays Harbor, stated about the YMCA and it’s cause, “Throughout Grays Harbor, countless people know the YMCA. But there’s so much more to the Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from basketball to volunteering, from water safety to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies – we strengthen community. Yet we’re called to do so much more. Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need today than ever before.  Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities to make a difference.  By supporting the Y, you support this cause.”

The YMCA Annual Campaign culminates with a Victory Meeting on May 15th.

If you are interested in donating and making a difference in your community contact the YMCA of Grays Harbor at (360) 537-9622.