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Why Giving to the Y Matters

Friday, March 02, 2018

You may have noticed things look a little different around your Y these days. Whether you’re running on the treadmill, passing through the hallway or grabbing a cup of coffee, there's a chance you’ll see the smiling faces and stories of some of our members, along with a call to help us give even more like them the opportunity to access the Y.

Why do we ask?

Good question! Though we are a gym (and many in Middle Tennessee interact with us that way), we’re first and foremost a cause: a charitable organization committed to the well-being of individuals and families from all backgrounds, income levels and walks of life. It's our mission to make the benefits of a Y membership more attainable for all who walk through our doors, and that means providing 1 in 5 of our members with financial assistance. We rely on the generosity of donors to make that happen, and that's what the Annual Giving Campaign is all about.

What exactly does giving make possible?

When you give, you give others the opportunity to improve their health in a supportive, faith-focused environment. You support special programs for at-risk populations and healing support groups. And you give fellow members like Jovie and her family (above) the chance to grow healthier and stronger together. Donors like you are our partners in keeping the Y's promise to strengthen our community in all these ways. We can't do it without you!

Want to help?

It's easy! Just ask a staff member at your Y how you can contribute. Or you make a gift in just a few clicks through our secure online portal.

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YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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Nashville, TN 37203
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