YMCA DAY OF GIVING – NATIONAL INITIATIVE WITH DFW YMCA’S TEAMING UP TO RAISE OVER $250,000
FOR NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITIES
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Texas – March 2, 2020 – YMCAs in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington are coming together for YMCA Day of Giving, a hyper-focused one-day giving event geared to providing an opportunity to give to your local Y across North Texas. Collectively, the goal is to raise over $250,000. This is the second time that all three YMCAs – YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA – are joining forces for a philanthropy event. YMCA Day of Giving will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd and you can visit any Y in North Texas to donate in-person or you can donate online at www.ymcadayofgiving.org.
This year, more than 25 YMCA Associations across the country have come together in a national YMCA Day of Giving movement where people can give to their local participating Y. View all of the participating Y’s at www.ymcadayofgiving.org.
YMCA Day of Giving was created by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina where Curt Hazelbaker (current President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas since 2017), was the President and CEO for 9 years.
“The Day of Giving is a terrific way to rally behind the important work being done daily at Ys throughout the area. The community embraced the effort last year and we know they will again this year.” Curt Hazelbaker, President & CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
Donations to the YMCA Day of Giving, will support the Y’s community outreach and programs including:
Safety Around Water
Youth & Government
“The YMCA Day of Giving will help all the Y's in the DFW area strengthen the foundation of community by expanding, and making available, important programs that support our kids and families.” Tony Shuman, President & CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
The YMCA’s in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington-Mansfield are working together to make a difference in the community. Collectively, the three Ys serve over 325,000 people and raise over $6 Million each year through financial support from donors, volunteers, members and generous people in the community.
“The Day of Giving helps to ensure that our YMCA remains an organization that is “open to all” members of our community,” Eric Tucker, President & CEO of Arlington Mansfield Area YMCA stated. “It also helps us to meet critical community needs through our core focus areas in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”
To learn more about YMCA Day of Giving, visit www.ymcadayofgiving.org.
About the YMCA’s in North Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington-Mansfield)
With over 134 years of service to the DFW area, the YMCA serves more than 325,000 unique individuals on an annual basis. We have over 30 branches throughout North Texas, we are in over 100 schools for afterschool programming and we also offer both day-camp and overnight camp opportunities for youth. Last year alone we were able to give over $16 million in total community benefit which allows the Y to provide crucial healthy living and youth development programming at a discounted rate or even better at no cost at all to community members.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.
About YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
With 130 years of service to the Fort Worth area, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth serves more than 150,000 unique individuals on an annual basis. Its work impacts our community daily through programs that emphasize youth development, encourage healthy living, and empower social responsibility. The non-profit organization offers diverse family programs including youth sports, youth and government, camping, child care, swimming and drowning prevention, wellness, diabetes management, and senior-specific adult programs in addition to fitness memberships. The Y has branches in Tarrant, Johnson, and Hood counties. Additionally, it owns and operates YMCA Camp Carter, a year-round facility offering both day-camp programs and residential opportunities for youth. It also owns and operates the YMCA Sports Complex in southwest Fort Worth, providing soccer, baseball, and other youth sports opportunities.
About Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information visit: www.amaymca.org