Giving Tuesday: How the Y Community Gives… and Gives Back.

In our big, anonymous city, the 14th Street Y is much more than a community center. We are a true community, where we become friends with neighbors, celebrate together and help each other out in tough times.
We see the spirit of giving every day at the Y. Here are a few examples of how your support made a difference this year: 
  • You supported your neighbors during their time of need. After an explosion leveled multiple buildings in the East Village, we offered six months of membership to every affected neighbor and invited them to enroll in select classes and programs at no cost. Thanks to your generosity, we also helped two Y families defray the costs of rebuilding their lives.
  • You gave our children and community a new play roofWith more than $125,000 in donations, we built an innovative play structure that will inspire active and imaginative play while making community gatherings, movie screenings, rooftop yoga and live performances all the more exciting.
  • You provided scholarships for families in our neighborhoodAt the Y Parents Association’s annual fall fundraiser, 118 parents came together and raised over $22,000, giving more families the opportunity to experience the spirit of giving that we at the Y strive to share every day.
To all of you who give and encourage others to do the same, thank you. Your generosity is what makes the 14th Street Y a community we all can count on.
Make #GivingTuesday count. Make your gift today.

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