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2018 Annual Support Campaign

I have had the privilege and honor to live, work and retire in Lancaster & Fairfield County. As the Mayor of Lancaster, I had a front row seat to view how generous and caring our citizens were in helping others. Actually, the generosity goes well beyond the city limits as folks from all over Fairfield County see the need and chip in where they can.

When I was growing up, most families had two parents and very functional living environments. Today, kids have more to overcome just to be “normal”. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Activities at the Fox Family Y are very helpful in allowing so many kids to interact with others their age as well as play under adult supervision. Some families/children need financial help to make this happen.

The Partners in Youth Program allows many children to receive that helping hand up. While they do what they can to contribute to the costs of their fun at the Y, many still need your donation to fill the gap for those that need an extra hand. Over the decades, donor after donor, have contributed each year to help someone else’s child. How many children can you help?

The Y is non-profit like no other. The Y has the presence and partnerships to not just promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change. The Y believes in youth development. All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The Y believes in healthy living. The health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. The Y believes in social responsibility. Opening the doors to all, the Y works every day to connect people from all backgrounds across Lancaster and Fairfield County and support those who need the Y.

So, what can you do? A little bit goes a long way. Throughout the years of the Partner with Youth program, the total number of donors is amazing. It is often said, “many hands make light work” and so the Y is again asking for your support to lighten the load for the many children who need our help.

As a supporter of the Y, contributor to the partner with youth effort and now as the chairperson this year, I hope you can again make a gift that will help our young people achieve their potential.

David Smith
Former Mayor of Lancaster
2016 PWY Chairperson


Why your support means so much to the Family Y…

At the YMCA, one of our most important goals has always been to enrich the lives of kids in our community. Children at the YMCA develop self confidence, learn values for the future and grow up stronger and healthier by participating in YMCA programs.

Our annual support campaign helps us achieve the YMCA’s basic mission of improving and enhancing the lives of all members.

The Partner with Youth Program allows children to participate in YMCA programs that they otherwise might not be able to afford. The YMCA welcomes everyone, regardless of age, gender, religion, physical ability or income.