NORWICH – In the midst of the Christmas season, the Norwich Family YMCA is reaching out to locals to lend a helping hand during its annual support campaign.
Having allocated more through scholarships in the past year than was brought in during the 2013 campaign, YMCA Executive Director Jamey Mullen said this year’s campaign goal is simply to raise one more dollar than last year. He explained that contributions help the organization continue scholarship programs which include youth sports, senior membership, child membership, swimming lessons, activities at the YMCA Camp Thompson, and childcare for working families.
“Often times, people join the YMCA for a reason but don’t realize that the Y is more than a facility,” said Mullen. “We strive to provide a variety of programs to members from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.”