2020 For A Better Us Campaign
When you make a donation to the YMCA of Greater Tulsa’s annual support campaign, the For a Better Us Campaign, you give more than money. You give opportunity to children and families that they cannot provide for themselves—opportunity to strengthen spirit, mind, and body in a community-centered, faith-based environment that is unique to the YMCA.
Every donation touches a single life, creating a positive future for the children and families of our community. Here are just a few lives that have been changed by the YMCA of Greater Tulsa. For a better You. For a better Community. For a Better Us.
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David, Roxy, and Haven are Invested
Single dad David says there’s one word that sums up his experience with the YMCA of Greater Tulsa: INVESTED. Last summer, David sought out the Y for his daughters, Roxy and Haven, through a suggestion from his attorney. The Y worked with David to give the girls a safe, happy place to be all summer at Westside Y summer day camp. David says, “The YMCA gave me a place of community while showing my daughters love, compassion and friendship.” Roxy and Haven are talking about becoming counselors in training, even though that’s years away. David is right – they are invested, in this Y community. Join us in helping others find their community. For a Better Us.
Basketball Program Changing Lives
D’Andrick loves to play basketball at the YMCA of Greater Tulsa – he’s one of 126 boys and girls ages 3 to 14 who’ve played ball at the Y through a scholarship created to give kids from at-risk schools and neighborhoods the opportunity to play ball at the Y. D’Andrick says, “I noticed that the kids at my school and in my class got along better and there weren’t as many fights as there used to be because the boys on the team were trying to stay out of trouble. I think it helped us become a better school.” Join us in building character for kids like D’Andrick. For a Better Us.
Ms. Birdie and her Committment to the Y
For more than 25 years, Ms. Birdie Clifton has been an advocate within the Y for the aging senior population. She is dedicated to ensuring that seniors maintain their freedom, remain active, and have a place to belong. The YMCA Carver Senior Center thrives because of her tireless efforts to bridge the aging community gap. Join Ms. Birdie and the Y in bridging the gap for our community’s senior population. For a Better Us.
Small Changes Kickstart Big Results
Tom Wood is taking initial weight loss from his walking program to the next level through the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program. In six months, Tom has whittled his pants size by six inches, and taken his shirt size from XXL to Large. YDPP program participants try to reach a 7-9% weight loss goal in 12 months – Tom got there in eight weeks, thanks to a new understanding of healthy eating habits. Tom has found his community at the Y. Join us in helping more folks like Tom regain their health. For a Better Us.
The YMCA is so much more! Over the last 110 years the YMCA of Greater Tulsa has served the Tulsa metro area in various ways through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.