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"Just For Kids" Campaign

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Every day, the YMCA provides community support to learn, grow, and thrive by supporting and inspiring kids to reach their greatest potential, ensuring access and inclusion so everyone has an opportunity to succeed and belong, and supporting individuals in their journey to become their best selves through improved health and well-being.

The Huntington YMCA “Just for Kids” Annual Sustaining Campaign and Fundraising Dinner ensures the youth and the underprivileged in the Huntington and surrounding areas have access to facilities, youth programs, community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

“The annual community support campaign, ‘Just for Kids’ Annual Sustaining Campaign and Fundraiser Dinner powers critical programs and activities that keep kids safe, people healthy, families strong, and our community more connected,” said Brian Byrd, Huntington YMCA Chief Operating Officer.

While revenues from membership and program fees keep the Huntington YMCA operating, it’s financial contributions from these campaigns gives the Y the power to make the community stronger by providing direct financial assistance to those in need of support and by subsidizing many programs ensuring they are accessible for all.

As a leading nonprofit organization in Cabell County, the Huntington YMCA provided over $300,000.00 in 2018 to underprivileged youth, seniors and individuals with disabilities to use for Y financial assistance memberships.  The Y also provided program subsidy ensuring many underprivileged youth, teen, and preventive wellness programs are provided at a reduced rate or no cost. Programs benefitting from subsidy include the Youth Spring and Fall Soccer Program, Youth Basketball, Water Safety, Swim Lessons and also provide health and nutrition through the Kids in Motion Program.   

With a combined 2019 campaign goal of $350,000 the YMCA Board of Directors, the Huntington YMCA May Building, the Phil Cline Family Y and the YMCA Kennedy Recreational Center are excited about the opportunity to provide Y programs and activities to thousands of people in our communities.

Your donations will help enrich the lives of youth and the underprivileged and provide a healthy learning environment that will follow them throughout their lives.

Contact Brian Byrd, Huntington YMCA Chief Operating Officer, at bbyrd@huntingtonymca.org or George Smailes, Jr., Huntington YMCA Executive Director, at gsmailes@huntingtonymca.org for more information or to get involved.  You can also donate online at any time at www.huntingtonymca.org.