This year, thanks to the help of The Chapin Foundation, Maryanne, a woman in her 70s, found better health, a support group, and fellowship in the YMCA’s LiveStrong Cancer Survivorship Program. Christian, a 3-year-old boy, fostered a love for learning and came close to being Kindergarten ready and began early literacy skills to keep him reading on grade level in the future. Lily, an 8-year-old girl, learned to swim, allowing her a lifetime of safety in and around water and discovered an interest in STEM, expanding her future employment possibilities during summer camp. These examples are only a few showing the amazing impact The Chapin Foundation has made possible at the YMCA.
We have been able to grow in ways that will have a lasting impact on the people we serve and the community as a whole. No longer will residents have few options to improve their wellness, expand their educational opportunities, or strengthen their family values through togetherness. Because of our partnership with The Chapin Foundation, the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA provides everyone in the community with easy access to the services they need. You have allowed positive development in the lives of those we serve and give them, and us, an opportunity to thrive. Truthfully, we could not do this without you. We, and those we serve, sincerely appreciate your generosity.