YMCA launches its annual campaign | Community

The River Valley Regional YMCA, a local non-profit with six branches in this region, recently launched the 2022 Annual Campaign. address pressing social issues within communities in the areas of youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility.

For 2022, the RVR YMCA has set a total goal of $161,000 with individual goals set for each branch. Proceeds from the annual campaign will be used to provide scholarships for Y programs and services, fund the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management program, and support active children and seniors.

The biggest areas where the Y gives back are its youth programs, seniors programs, and chronic disease prevention and management initiatives. In 2021, the River Valley Regional YMCA provided more than $758,304 in programs and outreach in Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford and Clinton counties. These funds have helped provide preschool and school-age child care, teen programs, the Healthy Senior and LiveStrong program at the YMCA, and joint replacement programs.

“A lot of people have heard of the Y or even worked at the Y, but don’t really know what the Y really is,” said Jessica Servano, director of development at the River Valley Regional YMCA. “We are a non-profit organization dedicated to serving all in our community; every child, teenager, adult, family or elderly person who may need us.

The six locations in Williamsport, Muncy, Jersey Shore, Mansfield, Towanda and Lock Haven offer programs for all ages and abilities. The YMCA offers preschool child care programs, before and after school care, summer day camps, and teen programs. Parents have time to recover while their children are cared for and there are healthy seniors programs for active seniors. The River Valley Regional YMCA also partners with other civic-minded organizations like local churches, hospitals, and school districts to create better, healthier communities.

Those interested in donating to the River Valley Regional YMCA or one of its branches can visit www.rvrymca.org.

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