YMCA of Central Florida to Honor Donors at Annual Festival of Trees Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – The YMCA of Central Florida will thank over 1,000 donors on Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at its annual celebration event during the Orlando Museum of Arts’ Festival of Trees holiday display. Over the past year, more than 6,600 donors gave more than $4.2 million to provide 31,500 kids, families and adults access to Y facilities, programs and resources in a safe, secure environment. Of these funds, over $2 million were raised through the YMCA Annual Support Campaign, established to ensure accessibility to all and support neighbors in need right in our own Central Florida communities. The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to strengthening communities. Its donors play a vital role in helping the Y ensure a wide variety of experiences, perspectives, incomes, ages, backgrounds and cultures are welcome every day at Y family centers. The generosity of the Y’s donors enables the organization to provide a place where everyone can get healthy and stay confident, connected and secure. “I can’t overstate the critical role our donors play every day in enabling us to fulfill our mission as a Christian organization and move forward our cause to make Central Florida communities stronger,” stated YMCA of Central Florida President and CEO, Jim Ferber. “We are delighted to be able to honor our donors and express our gratitude each year at this signature event.


About the YMCA of Central Florida

The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits committed to strengthening the local communities it serves. It is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Each day 25,000 Central Florida residents are impacted by the Y when a mentor inspires a child, individuals make healthy choices and a community comes together for common good. In 2012, this YMCA Association of over 1,800 employees across 6 Florida counties impacted over 225,000 residents and invested, during a down economy, $10.2 million in its local communities through neighborhood improvement projects. Also, this Y provided $9.2 million in financial assistance to children and families that resulted in lasting personal and social change.

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