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Monday, April 18, 2016

Day of Giving - Campbell County Y - Fort Thomas, Kentucky

The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause.  Today, our communities are facing challenges that create a greater need than ever before for the work that we do - challenges like the academic achievement gap, childhood obesity, and the diabetes epidemic.

On Wednesday, April 20, the Campbell County Y is going all out to boost their annual giving drive to new heights.

The Day of Giving is meant to move raise awareness of the annual giving campaign, which has a annual goal this year of $75,000.

To do that, a Y staff member will be on the treadmill or bike in the lobby all day. From 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Todd Hensel, Member Experience Director of the branch, said the Campbell County Y has been serving the Fort Thomas and surrounding communities for 50 years.

During the Day of Giving, he's scheduled a two-hour block for himself on a treadmill and bike to help raise funds that day.

"We have youth programming in all of the Fort Thomas Schools and some Kenton County Schools and a partnership with the VA. This money goes directly to those people and supporting the programs," he said. "The Y is for everyone. The biggest thing we do is making sure no one is turned away for inability to pay."

Hensel said that they are short of goal they set for themselves, and they are hoping the event will boost them closer to reaching their goal.

Banners of individuals who've donated over $1000 to the annual campaign. 
When you give to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, your gift will help children and youth achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of our community.

You can give online here.

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