Snoqualmie Valley Youth take part in Camp Discover, one of the programs depending on funds from the annual donation campaign going on now. (Courtesy Photo)

Snoqualmie Valley Youth take part in Camp Discover, one of the programs depending on funds from the annual donation campaign going on now. (Courtesy Photo)

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA fund drive now on, to support vital Valley programming

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 2:23pm
  • Life

The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA offers programming to meet the Valley’s most urgent needs, with funding from the organization’s annual fund drive, now going on and nearing its goal.So far this year, the YMCA has raised $65,026 of the $90,000 goal.

Donations are tax deductible and the funds stay in the Valley and support Y programming 100 percent. These programs include:

• Developing Confident, Resilient Youth – $25,000 gives 75 youth life-changing summer camp experiences, as well as before and after school care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay;

• PlayEVERYDAY Program – $27,000 gives more than 300 elementary school students opportunities to learn healthy lifestyle choices and practice social skills through playground basics;

• Teen Leadership Programs – $28,000 provides free teen leadership programs including Youth and Government, Earth Service Corp, Teen Club House, and service projects to develop civic-minded young leaders. In addition, a part-time case manager is being employed at Two Rivers School;

• Enhancing People’s Health & Building Community – $5,000 supports healthy lifestyle classes for adults at risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and support for adults with Parkinson’s Disease. Together, participants learn healthier options and make changes that can last a lifetime;

• Summer Meals and Community Gardens – $5,000 gives more than 600 local youth and families free, nutritious summer lunches. It also provides more than 750 pounds of fresh produce for food banks through community gardens in historic Snoqualmie and Fall City.

To donate to the fund drive, visit https://www.seattleymca.org/blog/support-your-snoqualmie-valley-y.

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