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Youngstown YMCA Launches Annual Campaign with $720K Goal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YMCA of Youngstown has launched its annual fundraising, setting a goal this year of $720,000 to support its community programs and resources.

“We need strong support from the communities we serve as we take the lead on issues such as chronic disease prevention, safety around water and summer learning loss,” said Tom Gacse, president and CEO of the YMCA of Youngstown, in a release. “The Y is dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the health and well-being of our community, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Last year’s campaign impacted more than 4,000 people, Gasce added. Among the efforts were financial assistance for memberships, Livestrong at the YMCA, Summer Day Camp and Youngstown Swims, which teaches more than 700 kids to swim annually through a collaboration between Youngstown City Schools and United Way.

Contributions to the annual campaign are tax-deductible and all donations will support YMCA programs.

Individual donations can be made online at YMCAYo.org, while corporate donations can be made by contacting Marykaye Carlson at 330 742 4797 or mcarlson@youngstownymca.org.

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