PASS IT ON - Stark LMC
a giving community
partners with youth
A TRADITION OF GIVING
CARING FOR THE MIDLANDS
Partners with Youth Campaign is an annual
volunteer fundraising campaign to assist people in our
community in their time of need.
At the YMCA, no one who qualifies is turned away due
to an inability to pay. We believe in helping all people
lead healthier, happier lives. Whether someone’s hardship
arises from a layoff, an illness or other financial challenge,
the YMCA strives to assist anyone in need of our programs
Partners with Youth Campaign supports individuals
and families of all ages.
In 2009, the YMCA of Columbia provided approximately
$350,000 in financial assistance to almost 6,200
participants including youth, families, adults and seniors
in our community.
Thanks to our donors, we turned no one who
qualified away due to an inability to pay. Please join
us in 2010 to continue our tradition of helping those in
need in our community. You can have
an immediate, life-changing impact!
We build strong kids,
LAST FALL ONEykE SHARED…
My daughter Tatiyahna has a rare form of terminal cancer
of the spinal cord. Experimental medications, with the
potential to prolong or save her life, are not covered by
our medical insurance. Although her father is a successful
chiropractor, the doctor’s visits and medications have
overwhelmed our family. We are having trouble paying
our bills and keeping our home.
The YMCA has played an important role in our lives.
Please consider our request for a scholarship so that
our family can stay involved in the YMCA during this
very difficult time.
We truly thank God for what the YMCA has done for
our family over the past year. We have suffered greatly
as a family and it is the Christian values of the
YMCA that continue to give us hope.
“IT GAVE Us STAbIlITY”
Over the last 12 months, the YMCA provided my family
with hot water and a shower daily. It kept our children
in afterschool care so I could go to work. It gave our
family stability and hope during our darkest times.
I have since found a part-time commission-based job
and my husband continues to work hard to support our
family. Although things are currently looking up, we still
need help. We have already amassed a tremendous
amount of medical debt and will never be completely
free of the expenses associated with this illness.
I’m pleased to tell you that Tatiyahna is still with us and
her tumor has not grown. It is nothing short of a miracle.
We have suffered greatly as a family and the Christian
values of the YMCA continue to give us hope. Thank
you for being there for us.
yOUR PLEDGE MAkES A DIFFERENCE
A pledge of $60 will give a child the opportunity to
learn water safety and swimming.
A pledge of $125 will send a child to a week of
summer camp filled with swimming, crafts, games and
other value-based activities.
A pledge of $360 will send a child to Equestrian
Camp for a week of outdoor exploration, lifelong
friendships and character development.
A pledge of $500 will sponsor two Youth sports
teams for soccer, T-Ball or Football at the Downtown
YMCA, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, lexington Family
YMCA or the NorthWest Family YMCA.
A pledge of $1000 will help sponsor a community
Christmas party for underprivileged youth.
A pledge of $1,465 will provide membership for
two single parent families for one year.
In 2009, The YMCA of Columbia
patrons gave over $350,000
in assistance to Midlands families
MCA is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and
your donation is tax deductible.
Contributors who have pledged $1,000
or more during our 2009 campaign.
Escrow Fund of Central Carolina
& Ott llC
and Tess Broderick
Fund of Central Carolina Community
1420 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201-2892