Lakewood Family YMCA Annual Campaign
Members and friends of the Lakewood Family YMCA,
I’m so happy and blessed to be helping with the Lakewood YMCA’s Annual Campaign for the fourth consecutive year. My wife, Lynn, and I have been blessed beyond measure during our 30 plus years in the South Sound, no more so than by our friendships and experiences at the Y. That’s why we’ve decided to make the Y Annual Campaign a big part of our charitable giving every year.
While membership dues pay for many of the daily activities here at Lakewood, it’s the generosity of those who support the Y with their financial gifts that equip the Y to offer programs like Teen Late Nite, Summer Day Camp, swim lessons, and scholarships for membership.
If you’re taking the time to read this, you probably have a heart for the Y and for all the good it does in our community. Giving to the Y’s Annual Campaign not only feels good, it strengthens our connection to this tremendous community asset. I can’t encourage you enough to consider making a gift to the Lakewood YMCA Annual Campaign, so we can continue to support youth
development, healthy living, and social responsibility throughout Pierce County.
Thanks so much for your support.
Jim Maxwell | Annual Campaign Chair
Two months after joining the Y, Haisell competed in three events at the Regional Special Olympics swim meet. Staff from the Y came to cheer her on when she swam her first race and came in third place. As the day progressed, Haisell gained on the competition. In her second race, she placed second.
Becoming foster parents wasn’t on the agenda for Shannon and Frank, who already have four grown children. But after taking in some relatives, they felt the calling to serve their community in a greater way. Since becoming foster parents five years ago, they have fostered over 20 children and they brought them all to the Y for free.
For teens that attend YMCA Teen Late Nite, a small percentage have job experiences that develop their potential for future educational attainment and financial stability. So the Y started to work on a plan to bridge the gap and bring employment readiness opportunities to at-risk youth.