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YMCAs of Newfoundland and Labrador Launch Annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

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The YMCAs of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to announce the launch of the Annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which will run from February 16th – March 16th, 2009. The month long campaign is aimed at raising public awareness and much needed financial support for the work that local YMCAs do in providing children and families with the values and life skills they need to succeed.

“Each year, the YMCAs of Newfoundland and Labrador help hundreds of people by providing them with direct financial assistance,” says Michelle Northover, Provincial Coordinator. “We believe that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay the fee, should be able to participate and benefit from YMCA programs.”

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign encourages the public to invest in YMCA programs to help provide more opportunities for children from high-need communities, families facing financial barriers, and Canadian newcomers, to participate in and benefit from YMCA programs. For more information about the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, or to make a donation, visit www.ymcastrongkids.ca or visit your local Y today.

About the YMCAs of Newfoundland and Labrador

The YMCA is a leading community charity and has been an important part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1854. We currently operate across the province as three charitable organizations – YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon in St. John’s, YMCA of Exploits Valley in Grand Falls-Windsor, and YMCA of Humber Community in Corner Brook. Programs are offered at more than 40 locations in 12 communities. Providing opportunities for individuals and families to learn and grow in spirit, mind and body – that is the YMCA vision. The YMCAs of Newfoundland and Labrador have been proudly achieving this vision for over 150 years by involving children, youth, and families in activities for healthy living.

For more information about this release, contact:

Michelle Northover
Provincial Coordinator, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
709-754-2982 ext. 27

Click here to donate to YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

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