On a cold December day, Cheryl Sanchez and her six-year-old son, Alex, an avid participant in YMCA swimming lessons, approached the Galowich Family YMCA Membership Desk with a donation.
The two of them decided to give half of their earnings from a summer 2014 lemonade stand to the Y. To Community Engagement Director Kate Nichols’ surprise, the donation totaled 76 dollars. The other half? That was donated to another nonprofit: The Guardian Angels.
“I’m always touched when children do selfless things and was so thrilled that Alex knows about the great work that we do at the Y,” Kate said.
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Greater Joliet Area YMCA embraces the Y’s mission and furthers its cause thanks to the support of our members, staff, community partnerships, volunteers and generous donors. To learn how you can give to the Y, please click here.