A non-profit Clinton organization is in the midst of their biggest fundraiser of the year.
The Strong Kids Campaign is annual effort by the Clinton YMCA that helps them subsidize financial opportunities for the kids that participate in their programs. CEO Rennie Cluver explains they will ask for pledges from businesses, community groups and individuals as a part of this process.
The goal for the Strong Kids Campaign in 2016 is $100-thousand. Cluver indicates they subsidize that entire amount, and then some, back into financial scholarships for the community.
Cluver explains the funds donated are very visible. The programs they offer are often times able to be put on thanks to the Strong Kids campaign, without that subsidy, some programs might have to go away.
As Executive Director, one Cluver's goals is to gradually decrease the community's reliance on the financial aid. He indicates there is an initiative they have started internally to begin to analyze their programs and how what the Y is doing can help in that process.
Learn more about that effort later this week on Regional Radio News.