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YMCA partners with café to help support community needs
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Posted: 2013 Nov 29 - 06:48

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MARTIN COUNTY -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast has partnered with Osceola Street Cafe' to help raise money for the Y's annual campaign to ensure that everyone on the Treasure Coast has access to Y programs and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast works to support the people and neighborhoods that need Y programs the most by addressing community issues, such as school readiness, chronic diseases and drowning prevention.

"Throughout the Treasure Coast, countless people know the Y. But there's so much more to our Y than one might think," said Charlene Foster, Director of Development, YMCA of the Treasure Coast. "The Y is more than a gym. It's a cause. As a charity, we're dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors."

This year, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast has raised $250,000 so far and hopes to raise enough to meet our goal of $271,000. Funds raised will support swim lessons for children, summer camp, afterschool and schools out day programs as well diabetes prevention and summer learning loss programs.

Y Afterschool kids painted scenes under the guidance of local artist Karen Laake, around the theme of "Downtown Stuart." These paintings will be available for purchase in Osceola Street Café through Dec. 15. These paintings can be purchased for a minimum donation of $100. One hundred percent of all gifts will go toward the Y's annual campaign and are tax deductible.

To learn more about how you can support the Y's cause, call (772) 286-4444, email cfoster@ymcatreasurecoast.org, or visit www.ymcatreasurecoast.org.

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