• Southeast Ventura County YMCA Launches Its “Imagine” Annual Fundraising Campaign

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    February 23, 2023
    The Southeast Ventura County YMCA has launched its 2023 “Imagine” annual fundraising campaign. Its goal is to raise $200,000 by March 22 so the Y can continue to offer its programs to those in need.
    In 2022, the Y hosted 400 young scholars in its Find My Genius summer program for low- to moderate-income students who could benefit from continued academic and social/emotional growth over the summer. The YMCA offered its “Safety Around Water” course to 526 children last year. Children took part in this no-cost program that teaches the basics of water safety and how to be safer near and around water. The Y also gave $217,000 in scholarships to support participants in childcare, summer camp and teen and membership programs who could not otherwise afford to participate.
    “One hundred percent of what we raise during our campaign goes back to the communities we serve,” says Ronnie Stone, president and CEO of the Y. “Imagine the impact a donation could make on a family or child. It could be life-changing. We want to make sure everyone has access to Y programs. No one is turned away from our programs because of an inability to pay.”
    Go to www.sevymca.org/annual-campaign to learn more about the fundraising campaign or to make a donation. To see how the Y’s financial assistance programs helped a single mom and her daughter, watch https://vimeo.com/795149514.
    Danielle Hutchison, Director of Marketing and Programs
    dhutchison@sevymca.org, 805-497-9081 x102