At the Y, we believe we have something special—a sense of community—and that everyone should have access to it, along with the programs and services that help us learn, grow and thrive. With the help of donors and volunteers, we were proud to share our Y with 519 children, seniors and families last year who otherwise might not have become part of our Y family.
- Judith and her family enjoy their membership at our Y. Her 4 children ages 2-10 learn, grow, and thrive through participation in swim lessons and swim team. One of her two children that swim competitively on the Titans swim team finds that the structure of swim team provides him with personal focus and helps him manage his ADHD.
- Phil and Lil are twins who live here in Sanford. Through the generosity of the Sanford Children’s Project, Phil and Lil each received a full one week scholarship to summer camp. With help from our financial assistance program, Phil and Lil were able to finish the summer with us at camp. In their mother Susan’s words, summer camp “changed the summer for Phil and Lil, allowing them the opportunity to grow and create memories that will last them a lifetime.
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. As a result, we provided over $180,000 in financial assistance through our scholarship program.
From safe spaces to academic achievement to family well-being and more, when you donate to the Y, you’re giving those in need the opportunity to thrive.