As our community’s oldest not for profit, we are often asked to step up…to answer some of the more pressing needs of our community by living our cause and focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The past year, 2016, has been just that, a year of stepping up and achieving goals and it didn’t happen without our most important resource, our people!
It all begins with our volunteers: our governing Board of Directors who give of their time, treasure and talent to set policy that meets community needs while making certain that our Y stays true to its charitable mission; our Advisory Board members representing Camp Reed and the Central, Valley and North branches and Sandpoint, who work with their local staff to provide positive experiences and community impact; our nearly 400 volunteer youth sports coaches who teach the values of teamwork and sportsmanship while ensuring that the sports experience is skill based and fun; our 213 RSVP Project Warm-up volunteers who knitted 16,000 scarves and hats for the marginalized and homeless across our community and distributed them to forty-three local agencies.
Working in partnership with our hundreds of dedicated volunteers are the 1,161 people who worked for our YMCA in 2016. It proved to be a workforce of commitment and spirit, dedicated to our mission and our collective purpose of giving everyone a safe place to learn, grow and thrive.
Learn more about the YMCA and the impact we have on the Spokane community by checking out previous years reports.