Good Morning Healthy Futures Franklin!
Attached is an invitation to our Reach Out for Youth and Families Breakfast. The Hockomock Area YMCA's annual Reach Out for Youth in Families Breakfast benefits our Annual Campaign. This year's breakfast is on Thursday, March 27th at Gillette Stadium (Putnam Club). I hope you can join me as a guest and hear the powerful stories of our Y's impact and how our number one priority is being there for our community.
Through our Annual Campaign, our Y supports youth, adults, seniors, and families on a daily basis. Whether a family has been stricken with an illness and finds themselves needing childcare or a sports class to keep the children busy, or an older adult finds themselves looking for a way to connect with others and find social interaction, we are there for all ages. We do not turn away anyone from YMCA services or programs, regardless of their ability to pay. Our Health Innovation Team specifically works with our partner school districts and community groups in increasing physical activity and nutrition and supporting individuals with, or at risk for, a chronic disease through our Healthy Futures Initiative and our Prescription for a Healthy Lifestyle Program. Our Adventures in Respect and Darkness to Light Initiatives are a couple of the other powerful ways in which our Y gives back to our local partners and community members.
In 2013, we gave out over $1.5 million in financial assistance. All of that stayed in our 15 communities, directly helping kids, families and adults that needed it most. This year, our goal is to raise over $1 million as we expect the need in our communities to continue.
I hope you will consider joining me on Thursday, March 27th as we kick off this year's campaign and continue to support our efforts to help even more kids and families through our 2014 Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign.
Please forward to anyone you think would be interested in joining us at the breakfast and I ask that you either RSVP to me or the email/phone number included on the invitation (firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-643-5278). If you cannot make the breakfast we are having our post event in Franklin at 3 Restaurant on April 1st.
Hope to see you there!
Marissa L. Garofano MPH, CHES
Director of Community Wellness
Hockomock Area YMCA