We have an extra ordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the Wabash Valley—but we must take action today, and your support will make it possible. When you give to the Y, your generosity reaches children, families and seniors and makes the Wabash Valley community better through programs focused on:
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential.
We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
“The YMCA provides community and fitness motivation to help through life's trials. Over 2017 my family faced the biggest health crisis we've ever seen with our daughter's leukemia. Our YMCA community provided two things:
One, we had a place to help us handle the stresses of our new life. Physical exercise and training helps tremendously with handling life stress.
Two, we found a community of people interested in more than a workout. They cared about us and encouraged us through hard times. Make the YMCA part of your new year. You never know what life will bring but the YMCA can help you through it.” - Ashley & Daniel Bryan, Vigo County YMCA
The Wabash Valley community has been helping to provide area youth with food and water since the summer of 2013 after a group of volunteers in the education industry noticed several children who experienced weight loss over the summer.
Today, this program serves over 26,000 lunches throughout the summer and sends food home for school breaks to more than 290 students. There is a regular group of volunteers for both programs.
“Our community has made this program their own. Each donation is almost always offered with the words, “I’m sorry, I know it isn’t enough.” I smile when I hear those words and try to share with them what I have learned. Every time we put the donations together, there is enough. Every time.” - Terry Barr, Clay Co. Youth Food Program Volunteer Coordinator.
COOKIES AND CANVAS
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME: 10:00am for painting and bake sale
WHERE: Painting will be in the YMCA Meeting Room
WHAT: Sign up to paint and donate a sweet treat to the bake sale! All participants must sign up at the front desk by April 24th to reserve a canvas. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The silent auction will end at closing on April 28.
CONTACT: Linda Lou Rogers @ 812-232-6037
The silent auction will begin mid-April in the main hall of the YMCA. Members will be invited to place bids on the paintings displayed throughout the two weeks leading up to this event. Any auction inquiries can be directed to Erin Gregory - firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE RED GALA
The Red Gala takes place on Friday, August 24th from 6:00-10:00pm at The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm. The evening will feature live performances by Brandon and Mallory Halleck, with emcee and auctioneer 100.7 DJ Kevin Lambert. All proceeds from the evening benefit the YMCA and the valuable programs and services we provide the Wabash Valley.
Those interested in premium seating with the best view of the performances, can reserve a table for $600 (each table seats 8). There are limited tables at this price - so reserve early! These tables also provide sponsors the opportunity to showcase their businesses with signage. Sponsors will receive special mention at the event as well as social media mentions as a thank you from the YMCA for your support.
Outer tables run $400 (for a table of 8). Individual tickets can also be purchased for $50/piece.
Tickets include a delicious three-course meal prepared by Terre Haute's premier Chef Kris Kraut of The Butler's Pantry, and entertainment by The Dance Studio; PLUS access to one of the best auctions in town! Drinks will be available for purchase at the Red Barn bar top.
Contact Erin Gregory, Development and Communications Director at the YMCA, to reserve your seat today - email@example.com.
The YMCA also greatly accepts all donations made to our live and silent auction.