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Y Culminates 2020 with End of Year Support Campaign for Operation Compassion


operation compassion squareYMCA of Bucks County is launching its end of year fundraising campaign on December 1 in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving. During these challenging times, the Y is seeking to continue to offer and expand vital community programs and resources offered through their donor and grant supported program, Operation Compassion.

Every year, YMCA of Bucks County works to respond to the needs of the community and this year that work has continued in a unique way under Operation Compassion. Since the county began seeing the effects of COVID-19, the Y mobilized to provide child care for essential workers and meals and showers for the homeless and local families in need. When schools reopened, the organization launched their Student Success Program, which provides a safe space for children to learn while schools operate remotely. Since March, the Y has provided over 400 meals to the homeless and local families in our community and provided child care to nearly 500 children.

“Our community has faced unprecedented challenges this year,” said Zane Moore, President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County, “and we are relying on unprecedented support from our donors, members and the community to meet these needs.”

To date, these programs and outreach represent over $2 million in community benefit and are funded through the support of donors.  The Y must continue to seek support this holiday season through a year-end fundraising effort to secure the much needed resources to support its meals and shower program, Student Success Program and increased financial assistance to support reduced cost membership and programs to those financially struggling in our community.

“We are grateful for our community’s support of our mission and are asking for its continued investment this holiday season,” said Angela Jacobsen, Regional Director of Development of YMCA of Bucks County. “We also hope our donors may seize the additional charitable giving incentives that are available.”

The end of year campaign will kick off on December 1, Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity, giving and recognition of organizations and people who make a difference in our communities. The Y plans to mark the day of giving with a series of Facebook Live events hosted from their Doylestown, Quakertown and Fairless Hills branches. Times for each event can be found on their website.

For more information about Operation Compassion and to donate, please visit their website at www.ymcabucks.org/compassion.

YMCA of Bucks County is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Annually, the Y serves nearly 60,600 members and participants at its five member branches, six youth education centers, and eight camp locations across Bucks County. YMCA of Bucks County provides $5 million of community impact annually in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more. To learn more visit ymcabucks.org.