For Another 135 Years – Support Your Local Y

Litehouse All Staff Meeting Nov 2019 e1574264952483

At the YMCA we haven’t been immune from this crisis. For the first time in over 135 years, our doors are shuttered and our programs are suspended indefinitely so that we can do our part to help fight the spread of this pandemic. We want to be upfront and make you aware of our current situation: In the past few weeks we have seen our revenue decrease by over 50%, and we’ve been forced to furlough our part-time staff until we can reopen our doors.

What can you do to help?

  1. Make a donation to the YMCA of the Inland Northwest
  2. Fill out the I Give to the YMCA to share why you support the YMCA
  3. Take a picture holding your sign (smile!)
  4. Share on social media We’re asking all of you to share your Y story on your social media pages with a link to our special donation page. (Stuck at home without a printer? The form is fillable so you can type in your answer and hold up a tablet or stand next to your computer monitor.)
  5. Have some fun with it! Include your family or your pets in the picture; make it a video or wear a silly costume. 

Our friends at Northwest Farm Credit Services have generously offered to match the first $10,000 in donations we receive.

We know these are uncertain times for many but hope the knowledge that your impact will be doubled will allow you to make to a meaningful gift.

What makes the Y special is our ability to bring together those from all walks of life: rich or poor, young or old; everyone is welcome in the Y family. Sadly, during this period of social distancing, we can’t be a welcoming place we yearn to be. But with your support, once we’ve faced down this challenge, the Y will be there again to bring us together and allow us to heal.

Jesse Zumbro
Director of Development

YMCA of the Inland Northwest
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