First Annual Day of Giving Exemplifies Community Support

Class participants posing in t-shirts


The Door County community came out in full force to support the Y during its first annual Day of Giving that was held March 3. From open to close at all three locations - the Barker Child Development Center, Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay Program Center - members rallied to raise awareness and funds for the Y's Annual Campaign. 


From racing rubber ducks, shooting hoops, giving payback to a personal trainer, or even feasting on some yummy homemade cookies and some Door County Coffee, staff, volunteers and members were having fun and working to create a better community. Together, over 200 members donated to our Annual Campaign on Day of Giving, raising a total of $14,000.


The Annual Campaign ensures that no matter the race, age, economic status or social group, the Y is welcoming to anyone who wishes to participate in building a healthy mind, body, and spirit. No one is every turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay, making the Y a safe haven for all. When you give to the Y’s Annual Campaign, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in our community to learn, grow and thrive every day.


The Annual Campaign Supports:

  • 1,200 quietly fee assisted members.
  • Nearly 100 subsidized children participating in YMCA Youth Development programs.
  • Select Specialty Programming focused on fall prevention, memory, senior wellness, and cancer support.
  • The Summer Foods program, which serves 500+ lunches every day of summer to children across 14 county locations.


THANK YOU to all donors who make the Y home to many of our neighbors and visitors; we couldn’t do it without YOU. When a strong YMCA provides meaningful opportunities - such as helping young people grow into responsible adults, supporting working families with child care, keeping a senior healthy and active, or offering wellness programs to combat obesity and chronic disease - our whole community benefits.


You can support the Annual Campaign online by clicking here to donate. If you have any questions about your donations, Day of Giving, or how you can support the Y, call the Sturgeon Bay Program Center at 920.743.4949 and ask to speak with a Fund Development team member.


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