Julia (12) joined the YMCA a year ago after her Pediatrician voiced his concerned about her weight. She now enjoys playing on the co-ed Basketball Team , utilizes the Teen Center and gym facility. Not only did she go from a size 11 to a size 5, She met new friends, learned about sportsmanship & team building skills. I can honestly say the "Y" in our community has changed our lives and enriched Julia's self esteem. This is why we ,as a family, have donated not only money yet volunteered our time to help raise money and awareness voicing how important the Y is for families.
Charging on for The YMCA!!!!!!!
Each day families in our community are threatened by drugs, gangs and obesity. The YMCA is there to help. At the East County Family YMCA strengthening our community is our cause. The volunteer and staff understand the importance of providing a positive and safe environment for kids and families to learn, grow and thrive.
Working side by side with our neighbors, The East County-San Diego YMCA has added a third facility; expanding our outreach and filling a void for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The EAST COUNTY YMCA is more equipped to serve the community of 800,000+ residents now with three convenient locations.
They are committed to provide affordable child care and day camps, develop leadership programs for teens, strengthen families with health and fitness classes and so many other programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. And yet, they can do more!
Thanks to the generosity of community-minded supporters, and events such as the Annual Giving Program The Y enriches the lives of approximately 1 out of 10 households living in East County,San Diego. We can do better! We'd like to expand our outreach and enhance the lives of 2 out of 10 households by 2012. We are confident that with your help we can accomplish this goal. Lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together. Join us - we could use someone like you!
Please follow the link to give what you can. Add our names: Rachel Lloyd, Julia Gonzalez & Tito Thompson as the referral .