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Thank you for supporting the Friday Luncheon Discussion Club’s Y Strong Kids Appeal!


The Friday Luncheon Discussion Club and the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region are proud to a celebrate joint history of almost a century, during which the Y has provided the FLDC with free meeting space and the club’s members have annually contributed generously to the Y’s children’s programs. Both parties have benefited, but most importantly, our community has benefited from the reciprocal relationship between the Y and FLDC. We would not be able to maintain our club without this relationship, and most certainly would not be able to continue as an annual fee exempt organization.

Many of the children and families the Y supports with its programs would not receive services without our members’ generous annual contributions to the Y. Our members have the life experience to know how close to the wire most families get sometime in their lives. The Y’s programs often make the difference for a family’s ability to achieve the next level on the economic ladder. Without the Y’s programs, they sink further down the ladder, with terrible lifetime consequences for their children.

There are major holes in the social safety net, and the Y helps our community plug some of them. We benefit and our children and grandchildren benefit from a strong healthy community support system. We know there are many worthy charities in the city, but the Y appreciates your contribution to ensuring they are able to uphold their mission of never turning anyone in our community away from accessing the support and services they need.


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