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Text to give on Giving Tuesday and support the YMCA

YMCA of Northern B.C. manager of philanthrophy, marketing and camps, Stephanie Mikalishen. Bill Phillips photo
Stephanie Deol

Today the YMCA of Northern BC is celebrating Giving Tuesday by asking individuals to donate or volunteer.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement committed to giving, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The YMCA of Northern BC’s goal is to raise awareness and funds to help people in our

local communities to live healthier, happier lives through our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

“As a charity, our association subsidizes over $300 000 annually for camps, memberships, and YMCA Beyond the Bell,” said Stephanie Deol, director of communications and philanthropy. “We’re asking the community to celebrate the season of giving and help us to raise money for local families. Everyone has something to give. If you can’t donate, you can join our team of over 200 incredible volunteers.”

For Giving Tuesday, the YMCA is operating a text-to-give campaign.

“We know that the holidays are a very busy time,” said Deol. “Our goal is to make giving as simple as possible. We’re asking everyone to give $5 through our text-to-give campaign. Simply text ‘YMCA’ to 20222 to donate.”

Donations can be made by:

Text: “YMCA” to 20222 to donate $5 or $25

Online: nbc.ymca.ca

In person: at the Prince George Family Y, Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre, or the Vanderhoof Integris Community Centre

Information on volunteering at the YMCA of Northern BC, can be found at nbc.ymca.ca.

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