Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA raises $251,420 for scholarships

November 22, 2013 

— The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA recognized the success of its volunteers at its “We Build People” fundraising campaign celebration Thursday night.

The goal of the 2013 campaign was to raise $250,000 to serve children in families in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange and Chatham counties. During the event, the Y announced it had surpassed that goal by raising $251,420.

At an event hosted by the Orange United Methodist Church, YMCA leaders thanked the more than 75 volunteers who’ve spent the past two months raising money to support scholarships for programs such as summer camp, after-school care and swim lessons.

“One of the foundations of the the Y – of what we do – is making sure that everyone in our community, regardless of their financial situation, gets to be a part of the vital services provided by the Y,” said Kim Grooms, branch executive director. “And the only way we can do that, is with the support of these volunteers who’ve told our story and raised the funds necessary to strengthen the foundations of our community.”

Last year the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA served more than 400 kids in summer camp, afterschool care, youth sports and swim lessons thanks to scholarships.

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