Melissa

YMCA Child Care

"I think it's important to pay it forward because you never know when you do that one thing how it's going to change a child's life forever," says Melissa, YMCA Site Director.

When Melissa and her staff saw a family in need enroll at her site, she quickly found opportunities to make their holiday season a special event during a rough time. Working with a local Air Force service member, Melissa and her team brought joy to the lives of six children by organizing donations and presenting the family with an unforgettable holiday experience. Paying it forward and passing on gratitude to others is one way the Y strives to give back to the community.