THE SEWICKLEY VALLEY YMCA'S MISSION IN ACTION
No one could ever have imagined the challenges we faced over the past year and how far-reaching the pandemic’s economic and social impacts would be on our everyday lives. Generous donations from donors helped make our mission and life-sustaining outreach programs possible.
There’s a bright future ahead, and the Sewickley Valley YMCA will be there every step of the way to support our communities as new challenges arise, just as we have always done. We hope you will take the time to learn more about our work throughout 2020, demonstrating our unstoppable commitment to serving our community and those in need.
CONNECTING & SUPPORTING
- Volunteers delivered 24,420 lbs. of healthy and nutritious food to families in need.
- Seven Free Mini Pantries were installed and restocked with over 500 lbs. of food, providing immediate support.
- Over 450 trips were provided by Faith in Action to assist the elderly with transportation to doctor appointments and medical treatments, allowing them to remain independent.
LEARNING & GROWING
- $109,695 in financial assistance was provided to ensure that families from all income levels had access to affordable, high-quality child care.
- Over 200 children regained a sense of normalcy during summer day camp through crafts, swimming, indoor and outdoor games while receiving physical, social and emotional support.
- Returning to school looked different, but the need for necessary school supplies remained the same. The Y distributed over 350 bags of school supplies to children throughout our service area.
- The Y offered free programming for youths in four under-resourced neighborhoods. The program provided games and activities, social opportunities and healthy snacks for children who lack transportation and critical support.
ACTIVE & HEALTHY
- Over 40 evidence-based classes were offered throughout the year, which helped individuals with Parkinson’s disease delay their symptoms through physical activity and education.
- The Sewickley Valley YMCA ensured that the Y was accessible for all by providing $336,370 in financial assistance for programs and membership to support our community’s health needs.