A new year of fundraising is on the horizon for the Clinton YMCA and in 2019, they have their sites set on a new approach.
Executive Director Rennie Cluver indicates the Y is going to proceed with their traditional 'Strong Kids' campaign starting in April. He explains this is where they reach out to the community and ask for donations.
Instead of relying strictly on their staff and volunteers to call on community members to donate, Cluver indicates they are working to bring fundraising events for the community to participate in. He feels this would motivate more people to help their cause.
According to Cluver, the trends he was seeing from their donations year-to-year suggested it was time for something to change.
The Strong Kids Campaign is almost the lifeblood of the Y. Cluver explains the campaign allows them to support their programs and provide scholarships to their members who need financial help.
Cluver indicates if you have been a donor in the past, you will likely soon be hearing from someone on this year's campaign. He hopes to have more details soon about the events they plan to hold.
Get more information about the Clinton YMCA by visiting clintoncommymca.org, contact them at 217-935-8307 or stop in at 417 South Alexander Street in Clinton.