Strong Kids Campaign

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YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Click to Donate Today!


YMCA Strong Kids is our annual fundraising campaign. The Strong Kids campaign focuses on raising much needed resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to grow into productive adults.

Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly supports children, young adults, and families in Brandon and Westman. Everyone is welcome at the YMCA.

Your generous donation will help the YMCA to ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their background or financial situation.

This means:

  • Helping a child learn to swim or experience summer camp
  • Helping a teen to learn to lead and feel success
  • Enabling a child to participate in a recreation or physical activity
  • Enabling a family to use a trusted, quality child care

By giving today, you can help our kids build a better community for tomorrow. Every kid deserves a chance.

Supporting Kids in Our Community

Strong Kids are referred by YMCA volunteers, the Brandon School Division, Child and Family Services, Big Brothers and Sisters, YWCA, ministers, Mental Health Services, and various other government agencies as well as private individuals.

Strong Kids have opportunities which include: full YMCA Membership, Summer Day Camp, community youth programs, leadership and development programs, Family programs, swim lessons, gymnastics, weight training, sports & recreation, gym and swim.

The Strong Kids campaign is our chance to fully realize and fulfill our obligation to all of the children in our community, not just a select few. Last year, the YMCA of Brandon provided Strong Kids memberships to over 600 youth and families.

Volunteers Are Key

2019 Campaign Chairs Leanne Swayze & Jillian DeCosse

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We have approximately 25 volunteer callers that make over 300 Strong Kids calls during February and March. If you are able to help out with the campaign, please contact Alisa Nerbas at the YMCA or 727-5456 ext 121.

February 15 – March 15 is Strong Kids Month

The Strong Kids Campaign kicks off on the 15th of February and runs through March 15th.

Nearly 400 businesses and individuals support the campaign.
In 2018, we achieved our goal of $100,000.00. Help us reach $100,000 in 2019. 

Support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – How to donate
Click here to donate ONLINE

Contact Alisa at the YMCA at 204-727-5456, ext 121


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