At left, Gary Huff, board director and campaign chairman for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s 2021 Impact Campaign, accepts a donation for the YMCA from 1st Security Bank, represented here by VP Branch Manager Anthony Aceto and 1st Security personal banker Sheena Zahn. Photo courtesy of Olympic Peninsula YMCA

At left, Gary Huff, board director and campaign chairman for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s 2021 Impact Campaign, accepts a donation for the YMCA from 1st Security Bank, represented here by VP Branch Manager Anthony Aceto and 1st Security personal banker Sheena Zahn. Photo courtesy of Olympic Peninsula YMCA

Milestone: YMCA gets boost from 1st Security Bank

The Olympic Peninsula YMCA kicks off its 2021 annual Impact Campaign this week to raise funds “to help build strong kids and strong families of all ages across the Olympic Peninsula.”

Organizers say the campaign is off to a great start as the YMCA received a $2,500 donation from 1st Security Bank in Sequim.

“We are grateful to be able to support the Olympic Peninsula YMCA in their mission to care for our communities,” said Anthony Aceto, VP Branch Manager of 1st Security Bank.

Donations to the campaign support swim lessons for second-graders, meal programs for children, summer camps to give children the best summer ever, membership support (including free memberships for seventh-graders) and childcare for working families.

“This year, we want to teach more kids to swim, provide more nutritious meals to children, and give kids a summer they won’t forget,” Olympic Peninsula YMCA CEO Wendy Bart said.

“We want to give families the opportunities they need to build healthy bodies and minds, and provide working families with safe and affordable childcare.”

YMCA staff and board directors have started raising funds for the Impact Campaign since March; so far together they’ve raised about $73,000, according to marketing/communications coordinator Erin Hawkins.

The campaign kicked off May 4 and will run through June; however, donations will be accepted all year long.

To donate visit olympic peninsulaymca.org/donate.

“Our fundraising goal for the entire campaign is to raise $260,000,” Hawkins said.

For more information about the YMCA’s Impact Campaign, visit olympic peninsulaymca.org/annualcampaign.

For general inquiries, contact Hawkins at erin@olympicpeninsulaymca.org or 360-452-9244, x896.

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