HOLLISTER, CALIF. – After 120 years in the Central Coast, the YMCA of San Benito County is ready to say, “This is Us.”
The 2018 Annual Campaign will focus on the Y’s essential place in the San Benito community and its role in providing Financial Assistance to kids, adults and families throughout the region. This year, the 2018 Campaign goal is $110,000.
“In 2017, we provided more than $77,289.55 in financial assistance for kids, adults and families throughout San Benito County,” said Mayra Zendejas, Center Director at the YMCA of San Benito County. “Without this Campaign, our Financial Assistance program would disappear, closing the doors of this essential community center to the thousands of people who need assistance to belong and achieve a healthy spirit, mind and body.”
The Annual Campaign Kickoff will be held Tuesday, February 20 at San Juan Oaks in Hollister. The community is invited to attend and learn more about the true mission of the YMCA and how the funds raised will be invested into San Benito County to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Central Coast YMCA is celebrating 120 years in 2018 and has an ambitious goal to raise more than $400,000 for financial assistance for kids, adults and families throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Financial assistance opens doors to Summer Camp, Diabetes Prevention Program, membership and more.
For more information, contact Mayra Zendejas at 831.637-8600 or visit centralcoastymca.org/give.
About the Y
The Central Coast YMCA was formed in 1989 with the merger of two independent YMCAs: the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). The YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, which began as a USO in 1941, merged with the Central Coast YMCA in 1990. The South County YMCA became the fourth branch of the Central Coast YMCA in 1998 and the YMCA of San Benito County followed as the fifth branch in 1999. Today, the Central Coast YMCA employs 30 full-time and about 375 part-time employees whose goal is to serve approximately 30,000 people within Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.