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February 2019


Dear Friends,

With the holiday season long behind us and life hopefully having returned to normal, I wanted to give you an update on how everything has been going here at the Y.

As I have said before, we cannot do what we do without your support, our local community. This holiday season was no different. Thanks to you: we saw the first holiday party thrown for the families in our emergency shelter; 24 kids will get the opportunity to attend camp thanks to an extra special birthday party; and Christmas dinner was provided to many residents in our shelter programs.

As 2019 quickly rushes forward, we are filled with positivity – with you all right here beside us! Together we can provide each and everyone who turns to the Y, in their time of need with the services that are not only essential for well-being but that they also deserve.

March 1st marks my favourite time of year, the Y Strong Kids Campaign. Through this campaign we hear first-hand stories about children who have found their sense of belonging at the Y’s summer camp, found independence in one of the Y's recreational programs, or discovered their self-confidence with the help of a mentor during the Y Kids Club afterschool program.

I look forward to sharing these stories with you in the months ahead – they are only possible thanks to your support. Your support can go even further this year - we're excited to announce our new donation-matching initative. By participating in this program you will be a positive force in the lives of more local children than ever before!

No matter how the Y has come into these family’s lives, their stories are not only inspiring - they are only possible thanks to you.

It is because of you that their future starts here!

With much admiration and gratitude,

Meighan Hartley
Manager, Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship



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Y Thanks:

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