giving – #GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. What do you know about it? We’ll keep it brief: it’s a day for charitable giving. While Black Friday gives us the best deals and all the reasons to shop, it often breeds greed and selfishness. For this reason, #GivingTuesday exists to kick off the charitable season! Celebrate #GivingTuesday this year by giving – whether it’s your time, a donation, or a gift. Giving to the Harrisburg Area YMCA can make an incredible difference in more lives than you think.

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers a variety of programs and services to the Central Pennsylvania community. Your donation could mean financial aid to a family in need, life skills programs to troubled youth, a cancer survivor reclaiming their health, and so much more. In fact, 1,199 individuals received direct aid to participate in YMCA programs and services in 2017. That’s over $390,116 in financial aid! The gift of a donation is felt in the hearts of the entire community; your gift allows the Y to do more for those who need it most For A Better Us.™

Give Your Time, Anytime

The holidays can leave most of us pretty strapped. Fortunately, there are other ways to give at the Y without a donation. Volunteers are essential to our operations and success at the Harrisburg Area YMCA. We fulfill our mission to build strong communities because of you! Giving your time with the YMCA benefits others, always. Volunteerism at the Y is suited for many interests, including youth sports, races, fundraisers, fitness and swim lessons, mentoring, member services, and more.

What can donations do for the Harrisburg Area YMCA? They can help a local woman change her life after surviving a cancer diagnosis. They can help a busy mother of three restart her health journey. Donations can encourage someone to take his health into his own hands and can even teach a young boy how to ignore bullies and stay confident. Considering a donation to the Harrisburg Area YMCA this #GivingTuesday is a consideration to change someone’s life. And that’s the best present there is.

giving – #GivingTuesday 2018

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