The Sumter Family YMCA is a nonprofit organization that has faithfully served the needs of our community for well over a century.  As a non-profit, the Y depends on donations and membership dues to fund the multitude of programs we offer.  However, this current health crisis has placed an additional load on the Y to provide services that our community desperately relies on our organization to provide.  The Y continues to make learning a top priority for our youth, and we are working to accommodate individual online learning needs and in-school and afterschool care through our Y Virtual Academy.  And we do this while providing financial assistance for families who need it to make our programs accessible to the community.

Recently, COVID-19 has drastically changed how students are being educated.  It has been well documented that students who lack access to educational programs outside of school are more likely to fall behind in their learning.  As much of  classroom learning moves online, students with minimal access to digital learning resources will suffer, which in turn will further the critical education gap.  Your support of our Annual Campaign / COVID Response Fund will help the Sumter Family YMCA provide children in our care with educational resources as well as critical emotional and social support.

The ability of the Sumter Family YMCA to remain a positive resource for our community during this time largely depends on the generous support of individuals like you.  With your help, the Y will emerge from this crisis more resilient than ever before—and so will our community.

GOAL:  $80,000 By December 31, 2020

We have launched the 2020 Annual Campaign / COVID-19 Response Fund to address this immediate crisis and to prepare the Sumter Family YMCA to meet the future anticipated needs of the community.  The success of this Campaign will allow the Y to operate our existing programs and services and to prepare to meet what will undoubtedly be an even more tremendous need as children and families recover from this significant disruption in their lives.

“Like many other non-profits, the current national emergency has affected the Y’s ability to sustain our operations.  Now, more than ever, our YMCA needs you,” said Sumter Family YMCA CEO John Hoffman.  “In difficult times, the Y responds, using our resources creatively to offer solutions.  We are providing critical educational resources through our Y Virtual Academy, reaching out to older adults who may be experiencing difficulty at this time, and offering resources to make sure our members and families stay healthy and thrive in spirit, mind and body.”

We have been forced to make some tough decisions regarding staffing and other expenses, and are doing everything in our power to be in a position to be here for you in the future.  We cannot do it alone—WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please help support the Sumter Family YMCA through our Annual Campaign / COVID-19 Response Fund.  Your support directly impacts the lives of children and families right here in our own community.

Together, we will come through this stronger than ever.  The Sumter YMCA—We are HERE TO SERVE.


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