The annual Strong Kids fundraising campaign will officially get underway for the Clinton YMCA this Wednesday.
Rennie Cluver, Executive Director of the Clinton Y told Regional Radio News Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, after their monthly Board meeting Wednesday, they will launch the annual campaign as board members will be sent off with their informational packets to rally financial support from the community.
The Strong Kids campaign helps the Y offset the thousands of dollars they put into the youth and adults that participate in their programming. Cluver indicates they have given over
$100,000 in scholarships to give the community the opportunity to be a part of their programs.
Cluver appreciates the support of the community and emphasizes the importance of their overall goal at the YMCA. He explains they offer scholarships to more than just youth in the community. They have given families and seniors discounts on memberships so they can utilize their facility and services.
A new aspect to this year's Strong Kids Campaign is the Acres for Kids program started by members on the Y board. Cluver is excited about that opportunity and what it could do to grow their annual campaign.
Cluver encourages anyone interested in giving that may not receive a phone call or letter in the mail to contact him at the YMCA by calling 217-935-8307 or visit them at 417 South Alexander Street.