(BOISE, ID) – The YMCA hosted a class-a-thon on April 27, 2020 to raise money to sustain operations during closure and be best prepared to serve the community once re-opened. Group exercise classes were held non-stop from 5 am to 8 pm, and altogether 213 donors contributed $14,043. The funds raised during the event will go towards the Sustaining and Annual Fundraising Campaign which has a goal to raise $1.265 million by June 30, 2020. Overall, the Y has raised $782,668 towards this goal.
“These dollars will ensure the Y has the staffing and programming needed to meet what will undoubtedly be an even larger need as children and families recover in the coming months,” said David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO. “This campaign is the only way the Y will be able to deliver on the promise of never turning anyone away due to inability to pay.”
Supporters have already stepped up to help the Y through a matching gift of up to $200,000. Now, every $3 in donations from the community will be amplified with an additional $1 through a generous gift from the Tomlinson Family Foundation.
To learn more about how the Y is a adapting during this time and how to contribute to the campaign, visit www.ymcatvidaho.org.