In 2016, 2030 individuals, 40% of which were children, depended on contributions from generous people like you in order to participate in programs at the Y. We need your help to continue with delivery of valuable programming contributing to the health and wellness of participants. Caring donors like you ensure no child, youth, family or senior is unable to access programs at the Y due to an inability to pay. Our financial assistance program contributed $266,000 in financial assistance last year with a projected increase to $297,000 for 2017. You may take great pride in knowing your generous gift to the YMCA ensures financial assistance programs create safe, inclusive environments, accessible to all. Please help children to follow their dreams through your support with us today.
Today we celebrate the amazing effort and outstanding achievements of the 'We are Strong Kids' Campaign! Our annual fundraising effort engaged hundreds of new donors and partners. Watch the the end to see final $$ raised! Special thanks goes to our fund-matching partners The Estate of Larry Gibson & Homestead Landholdings and our new friends at LIUNA Local 183 for their first ever gift in support of the YMCA.Posted by YMCA of Kingston on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
We have two caring partners from our community, Homestead Land Holdings Limited and Estate of Larry Gibson, who have offered to match all new and increased donations up to $25,000 during the 2017 campaign running from August 15 – October 1, 2017. This means that every dollar you invest with us will be tripled.
In 2006, Larry Gibson was diagnosed with cancer. As a philanthropist and astute planner, Larry executed direction for planned giving with his estate, directing gifts for the largest impact to the community. Trustees for the Estate of Larry Gibson knew that matching gifts would ensure the greatest impact and have placed their gift with YMCA of Kingston for a second year. We are greatly appreciative of the continued confidence the Trustees have placed in the Y.
Homestead Land Holdings Limited matching gift, directed by noted Kingston philanthropist Britton Smith, represents faith and commitment with the work the Y delivers in Kingston. Founded in Kingston in 1954, Homestead Land Holdings Limited has grown to become one of Canada’s largest and most respected landlords. The founding principles of the company are to provide residents with affordable, secure housing with a standard of care in which residents are treated like family members, which align with the core principles of the Y: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Mr Smith and Homestead Land Holdings Limited have been generous benefactors to the YMCA of Kingston since 2001.
The YMCA is committed to strengthening the foundations of our community. Helping people develop a healthy mind, body and spirit and inspiring a sense of social responsibility is the cornerstone of our legacy of caring. The Y is more than just about getting people active. It’s about creating a community that is healthy, where children, teens, adults, families and seniors, are working together to create a place with a sense of belonging.
With over 10,000 members at our three locations, the partnership with Homestead Land Holdings and Estate of Larry Gibson to match your donation, is a resounding commitment to the value our services represent in our community.
We hope you will take advantage of this amazing offer to triple your donation with us and permit children and youth the chance to learn, play and belong at the Y. When kids feel connected in a nurturing environment, they grow to become stronger, healthier and productive members in society.
Please support the YMCA of Kingston with your gift by October 1, 2017.
Thank you for the hope and inspiration your gift provides.
The YMCA of Kingston, a community-focused, registered Canadian charity #108225418RR0001, was founded in 1856 and has been dedicated to strengthening our community in spirit, mind and body since inception. As a charity, we champion values of inclusiveness, caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our impact in a community is only achieved through the loyal support of patrons and donors. Please pledge your support today to permit the YMCA to continue delivery of essential programming in Kingston.