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The past year has been extremely tough on our country, both on a national and a local scale. All across the world, we watched as industries ground to a halt, family gatherings were cut short, and millions of people set up offices in their homes to do their best to keep up with business as usual. Now that vaccines are on the horizon in the U.S. and much of the nation is poised to reopen in a fairly substantial way, it is more important than ever to be aware of your community’s needs. Here at the Greater Miami Valley YMCAs, we are dedicated to helping revitalize our community here in Ohio through health, wellness, and ensuring that every member of our community has access to our great facilities. If you are interested in helping our community, join us for our Annual Support Campaign. Donate to your local YMCA to help kickstart your community and get back to a place of normalcy.

What IS The Annual Support Campaign

Every year YMCA branches all around the country host our annual support campaign in an effort to give back to the communities that we call home. We founded this program years ago in an effort to help give everyone the ability to have access to the health and wellness care that they deserve. This program raises money to help support the local community with program scholarships and supports programs such as Miracle League, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, Safety Around Water, and the Booker T. Washington Community Center Collaboration. We also raise money for early learning and childcare programs so that local parents can take the breaks for self-care that they so need. The best part about this program is that all donations stay local, ensuring that your money goes towards people in your community. If you are looking for a great way to help your community reopen and get back on its feet, our Annual Support Campaign is a great way to make sure your money and support stays local.

The Benefits Of Local YMCA Programs

When you give money to our annual support campaign, you aren’t just giving money to people in need, you are giving them the opportunity to live a full and happy life. According to multiple studies, remaining active and leading a healthy lifestyle will help boost oxytocin and positive emotions, while also helping you stay motivated and fit. Health and wellness is also a self-feeding cycle. Those feel-good emotions you get from exercising will help you get motivated and drive you to push yourself further on your next run, lift day, or other exercise routines. Here at the YMCA, we strive to give everyone access to that same level of health and wellness to help them push themselves to be the best people they possibly can.

If you would like to learn more about how you can boost your activity level, or if you want to help give back to your community, contact your local Greater Miami Valley YMCA today. Let’s work together to come out of this pandemic healthier, stronger, and more unified than ever.