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YMCA Giving Tree Offers Hope and Help to Area Kids

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 12:12 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

giving tree bethCLARION, Pa. – Christmas is a time of giving, of sharing and showing love to others. The YMCA is tremendously grateful for continued community support of the Clarion County YMCA.

(Photo: YMCA member Beth MacDaniel gives hope to kids by making a contribution to the YMCA Giving Tree.)

The YMCA Giving Tree supports local youth who may not have the opportunity to participate in youth sports programs or purchase a YMCA youth membership due to financial hardship through a wish list of sports, Summer Day Camp, or membership opportunities available inside the Y. Donors who select one of the wishes from the tree are giving hope and health to children in Clarion County. YMCA Giving tree gifts support those in our community who need a little help to learn, grow and thrive.

Giving Tree gifts come in any amount and none are too small. There are two ways to contribute. Donors may bring hope to a child’s life by selecting a card off the YMCA Giving Tree or by making an online contribution at www.clarioncountyymca.org/GivingTree. All gifts go directly toward the YMCA Annual Scholarship fund for helping local children in need take part in YMCA programs.

“We know we have a tremendous life-long impact on the kids we mentor,” said Jesse Kelley, Branch Director. “We want to offer the community a way to leave a lasting impact on a child this holiday season.”

Kelley noted there are many kids in the community who need the services and help the YMCA provides.

“With the help of donors, we give membership and program scholarships to over 100 children in need every year. Kids in need receive swimming lessons, youth sports and summer day camp scholarships. No one is turned away for financial reasons. All this is accomplished through our Annual Campaign.”

About the YMCA

For more information about the Clarion County YMCA and Y programs, please visit the YMCA website at www.clarioncountyymca.org, call 814-764-3400 and follow the Y on Facebook.

The Clarion County YMCA is a branch of the Scenic Rivers Association, which includes the Oil City YMCA, Clarion County YMCA, Younger Days Child Care, and Camp Coffman.

Hours

The Clarion County YMCA hours are Weekdays 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Article submitted by Michelle Murray, Marketing & Membership Director, Clarion County YMCA, Oil City YMCA, and YMCA Camp Coffman)

Clarion County YMCA and exploreClarion.com have partnered to provide the community with YMCA News. This is an exclusive article only found on exploreClarion.com.

The Clarion County YMCA is a branch of the Scenic Rivers Association, which includes the Oil City YMCA, Clarion County YMCA, Younger Days Child Care and Camp Coffman.


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