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YMCA kicks off Strong Kids Campaign 2009

Remember a time when kids could just be kids? Not many do. In America today, kids are growing up too fast and missing the years that determine their talents, passions and future life plans. Finally, there is a way to promote childhood in the neighborhood in which you life: the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The Bronx YMCA kicked off their 2009 campaign at 2 Castle Hill Avenue.

“Strong Kids promotes the one thing missing in our children’s lives – an active and healthy childhood,” said Lisa Alvarado Sorin of LAS Consulting, this year’s Strong Kids Champaign chair. “For many kids, it’s a chance of a lifetime just to go to camp in the summer or play on a soccer team that puts teamwork and friendship ahead of winning.”

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign seeks donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to be able to continue to provide access to YMCA programming to children, teens and families who would otherwise be unable to pay. This opportunity to support childhood in your neighborhood will allow Bronx area kids the time and place to escape their adult responsibilities and just be a kid.

Bronx YMCA member and community volunteers hope to raise more than this year’s goal of $145,000 to provide membership assistance and scholarships to programs like summer camp, child care and teen activities to more than 200 people in the Bronx.

For more information call Elizabeth Toledo at (718) 792-9736.

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