On Saturday, March 25, the Akron Area YMCA will present one-year family memberships to seven new Habitat for Humanity families. Their welcome to the Y will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Kohl Family YMCA at University Park, 477 E. Market St., in downtown Akron.
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that works in partnership with people in need of improving the condition in which they live. Habitat for Humanity challenges people of compassion to provide the initial capital — through gifts and no-interest loans — to build simple, decent homes for the inadequately sheltered.
The Akron Area YMCA collaborates, annually, with Habitat for Humanity to provide their new partner families a place to be their best, be with friends, and reach their fullest potential through the development of their spirit, mind and body.
“This collaboration is about supporting our neighbors and community,” said Jill Kolesar, Akron Area YMCA President & CEO. “This is just one example of how funds from our annual campaign are invested back into the community.”
The Y relies on the contributions of donors to reach out into the community and make a lasting, positive impact. The Akron Area YMCA provided over 10,700 individuals with financial assistance in 2016, enabling them to participate and connect at the Y. Throughout the year, dedicated Y volunteers and staff help organize events to raise additional annual campaign funds to make it possible for kids to attend Summer Day Camps, for teens to participate in leadership training, for parents to have high quality child care and for people of all ages to participate in activities that positively impact their lives.