TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The YMCA of the Wabash Valley announced the launch of a Care 4 Kids fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in Vigo County has access to vital community programs and resources.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Y has shifted some of its focus by providing child care to essential workers, calling seniors and others who face social isolation, modified the fitness center to ensure members feel safe while maintaining their healthy routines and creating a safe space for Vigo County’s children to learn while schools operate remotely.
The fundraising goal for the Care 4 Kids campaign is $30,000, which will support the cost to provide childcare services for essential employees and working parents during the pandemic for one month.
“Our community has faced unprecedented challenges this year,” Ryan Penrod, CEO said, “but we have also seen unprecedented support from our members. Strong communities are built by people who care about one another, and this year has proven Vigo County cares.”
Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for 885 kids to have a safe place to learn and build confidence after school; for 176,716 meals to help feed hungry children in our community; and 385 for children to have a safe place to go in the summer to help reduce learning loss and reach their full potential.
For more information about the Y’s work and to donate, please contact the Vigo County YMCA at 812-232-8446, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ymcaswv.org/donate.