CLOSE THE GAP
A dedicated group of Mathews’ citizens has been working for several years on raising funds for this new facility to replace the existing former day-care center which we have completely outgrown. We have raised $1.98 million from generous contributors towards a goal of $2.2 million. We now need your help to “Close the Gap” and obtain this last $200,000.
The Y’s slogan “More than a gym” certainly rings true in Mathews, because the Y not only serves as the Mathews County Parks and Recreation Department, but also conducts numerous programs for all ages in addition to that role. Some of these programs include:
- Youth Soccer – serving 250 youth ages 3-15. Included in this effort is the construction and maintenance of a first-class soccer field for County use
- Swim lessons for 170 youth ages 3-12, including a FREE Second Grade Learn-to-Swim Program
- Membership For All provides about 1,000 scholarships to qualifying households annually, ensuring the Y remains open to all, regardless of financial ability
Once we move to the new facility, we will be able to expand these programs significantly.
In addition, thanks to funds approved by Mathews County, we will now construct the new facility to serve a dual use as a refuge for citizens during and after periods of severe weather in situations where people need temporary living assistance.
The new building will also house a Sentara Rehabilitation unit to provide service closer to home and work closely with the YMCA on post-rehab programs.
The Mathews YMCA has programs for everyone. We hope you will be a part of this exciting project. We are almost there. With your help, the new YMCA will become a reality beginning this year. Your financial support will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a donation visit the Mathews Y or you can mail your donation to Mathews Family YMCA, P.O. Box 1536, Mathews VA 23109, please note that the donation is for our Capital Campaign.