Front Porch: Join the GivingTuesday movement

YMCA joins GivingTuesday movement: The YMCA of Snohomish County has joined GivingTuesday, a national effort Tuesday to encourage charitable giving.

The Y urges people to support a local charity with a donation, donate to a local food bank or homeless shelter, seek volunteer opportunities and spread the word about GivingTuesday.

“At the Y, we’re a cause-driven charity focused on social responsibility,” said Scott Sadler, vice president and chief development officer of the YMCA of Snohomish County. “So it only makes sense that we’ve partnered with thousands of non-profits across the country to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.”

The Everett Family YMCA seeks to raise $5,000 for gifts and holiday meals for its Y-Community program, a partnership with housing agencies to support a network of services for youth and families affected by homelessness.

The Y also is collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys for Y-Community families. And between now and Dec. 15, people can bring non-perishable food to support the Y’s food drive.

The Everett YMCA is at 2720 Rockefeller Ave. For more information, contact Megan Allen at mallen@ymca-snoco.org or call 425-374-5718.

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