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YMCA of Snohomish County Kicks Off 2024 Community Campaign

Everett, WA. February 21, 2024 – The YMCA of Snohomish County kicked off its 2024 Community Campaign this week with a fundraising goal of $1.4 million. Community Campaign is the largest fundraising effort of the year, inspiring volunteers to campaign on behalf of the Y. Dollars raised will provide financial assistance so everyone in the community can access YMCA membership, programs and services.

Kristin Meadows, Community Campaign Chair, Board of Trustees, supports the campaign because of how important the Y is to her family and community. “The Y has given so much to my family, so it’s a privilege to give back,” said Meadows. “Every person should have access to the kindness, the love, and the community of the Y, regardless of their financial circumstances. This campaign is about removing barriers and that is why I give my time and why I will always support the Y.”

This year’s county-wide campaign commitment focuses on four major initiatives, including:

  • Youth Development: Through campaign support, the Y will bring programs, mentorship, and a safe space to more than 46,000 Snohomish County youth.
  • Seniors Combating Isolation: Our Y community will create a welcoming environment for more than 38,000 seniors and active older adults, inviting every person to feel a sense of belonging.
  • The Power of Community: More than 137,000 of our neighbors will visit the Y 1,425,000+ times this year. Financial support ensures that all in our community can experience achievement, belonging, and friendship offered by membership at the Y.
  • Affordable, Accessible Child Care: Snohomish County is in critical need of more high quality, engaging, and affordable child care. Through the power of our Y community and donor support, we’re working to meet this need. The Y will serve over 1,800 youth, ensuring families can work knowing their child is in a safe, nurturing environment.

All funds raised during Community Campaign directly benefit the YMCA of Snohomish County and its programs and services.

“We have a large goal because there is a large need,” said Peyton Tune, President and CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County. “Our focus this year is Raising Dollars to Remove Barriers. We have assembled a phenomenal, motivated team who is ready to tackle the goal, allowing everyone in our community access to the Y.”

To learn more about the 2024 Community Campaign, please visit

Mukilteo Member Brigitte’s Y Story

MUKILTEO, WA. November 2, 2023 – The YMCA offers something for all, including members of our community who may have health challenges. Meet Brigitte, a 75-year old diabetic who wears an oxygen tank on a daily basis. Brigitte is an insurance-based member, meaning she comes to the Y for free because of her doctor’s recommendation. She has regularly visited the Mukilteo Family YMCA for nearly two years and it has transformed her health.

Brigitte loves coming to the Y to swim three days a week and can’t rave enough about how it has benefited her. The Y is her “happy place and second home” and it has helped her breathe better, feel less pain in her arthritic joints, and lose weight. Brigitte also enjoys the mood-boosting effects of connecting with others and feels happier on days that she comes to the Y to swim. Brigitte loves the Mukilteo Y staff because they always look forward to seeing her, help her get set up in the pool, and encourage her in her health and fitness journey. Her doctor is also thrilled about all of the amazing progress she has made by coming to the Y.

Brigitte’s love of the Y has led her to become a donor. She hopes that her gift to our Annual Campaign will help give others the opportunity to be involved with the YMCA’s life-changing programs.

Brigitte wants to encourage others with health challenges to not feel stuck and to step out and try the Y. Her story is a reminder of how important it is to live in community, and that the Y helps individuals and communities build resilience as life’s challenges confront us.

Brigitte invites you to join her in the pool for fitness and fun and encourages you to donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign so everyone can have access to experience what the Y has given her.

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