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Auburn Valley YMCA urges support of Partners With Youth Annual Campaign

Auburn Valley YMCA staff and volunteers have raised $62,805 toward their goal of $150,000 for the 2011 Partners With Youth Annual Campaign, organizers announced today.
The funds provide local children and families access to health-enhancing, confidence-building "Y" programs.
The generosity of Partners With Youth donors helps the Y to bridge the gap to better health, well being and educational opportunities for thousands of struggling families throughout the Auburn area.
“2011 is shaping up as a year of unprecedented local need," said Jason Berry, executive director for the Auburn Valley YMCA. "The Auburn Valley Y will be one of the organizations trying to fill the void and making sure children and families have what they need to thrive and be healthy.
“We have an incredible opportunity to step up for our community, but we need community support to make it possible.”
The Y encourages everyone to give a gift of any size or to volunteer with the campaign. Each community member’s gift makes a lasting difference in the lives of their neighbors. Examples include helping kids learn responsibility and teamwork, teaching teens and young adults leadership and career-building skills and supporting single parents with child care.
The Y stewards its contributions effectively, directing 95 cents of every dollar raised into its local programs and services. The Partners With Youth Annual Campaign will run through March, but the Auburn Valley Y hopes to meet its goal of $150,000 by March 3.

How to help
It’s easy. Donate by credit card or check, receive an invoice, or add a donation to your monthly membership dues. Donations can be set up as one time or reoccurring. Call the Auburn Valley Y to donate, 253-833-2770, or e-mail jberry@seattleymca.org.

About the Auburn Valley YMCA and YMCA of Greater Seattle
The Auburn Valley YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, which is one of the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organizations strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y nurtures the development of children and teens, equips and encourages people to improve their health and well-being and mobilizes volunteers and community partners to address critical social needs. Founded in 1876, the Y enhance the lives of more than 171,500 people annually through 12 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties.

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