John and Jordan L.

Tacoma Center YMCA

John and Jordan Levi are busy parents to five children under the age of nine, and the Y has become a second home. Their kids participate in youth sports, dance recitals, swim lessons, and after school programs.

“The Y was a staple for me growing up in Tacoma, and I want it to be the same for all of my kids,” said John.

Being a large family with one income can present great difficulties, but the Y’s Annual Campaign provided a scholarship for the Levi family, allowing them to experience all the Y has to offer. Last December, the Levi family was sponsored by the Tacoma Center YMCA Giving Tree Program which provides Christmas gifts to families in need during the holiday season.

“The Giving Tree was so special to our family and brought such joy to our house,” said Jordan. “Every detail was so special and personal.”

“Someday, I want my children to understand what it means to give back because we have been given to,” said John. “It’s all about how you treat people.”