EVERETT, WA. July 28, 2023 – The Everett Family YMCA gifted dozens of bikes to local children thanks to a generous donation from Nintex, a global software company headquarted in Bellevue, WA. Nintex staff built the bikes as part of a team-building event at its global sales conference last week.
“We were so glad to incorporate this impact project into our sales conference and gift brand-new bikes to local children,” said Krista Burkart, Senior Executive Assistant, Nintex. “As a former Mill Creek Y board member, the Y has a special place in my heart and I love that we can do something as an organization and give back to the community in a meaningful way.”
The Y serves thousands of local children through its programs and services. Partnering with area businesses strengthens community and builds connection.
“It was an easy decision to choose the Y as the recipient of the bikes,” said Burkhart. “The work they do with local children through Big Brothers Big Sisters, school-age care and camp resonates with our employees. Our staff response was so positive; we received many comments and compliments.”
The bike distribution event was Friday, July 21 at the Everett Family YMCA. Bikes, helmets and a bag of craft supplies were available for Y members. Children arrived and got to choose their own bike and enjoy an ice cream treat.
“The smiles on the kids’ faces and gratitude from their families was so rewarding,” said Megan Franklin, Senior Program Director, Everett Family YMCA. “We are thankful for partnerships with companies like Nintex who want to make the community a better place – especially for kids.”
Partnerships with local companies are a win-win for the Y whose mission is strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
“Working with local businesses who want to make an impact in the community benefits all,” said Franklin. “They make it possible for us to go above and beyond and serve kids in a fun way – in this instance, providing a brand-new bike.”
Please visit ymca-snoco.org to learn more about the programs and services the Y offers across Snohomish County.