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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: Ymca of greater omaha, established in 1866, is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors with a geographic scope that covers four counties in a two-state area: douglas and sarpy counties in nebraska; and mills and pottawattamie counties in iowa. At the ymca of greater omaha, strengthening communities and neighborhoods is our cause. Strong communities are the result of steady leadership and stewardship, which is what the y is all about. The threefold purpose of the ymca of greater omaha is to cause life changing impact on those that we serve through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We do this through intentional program efforts and partnerships with over 135 other not for profit agencies, schools and organizations. The y provides a variety of programs that support educational achievement, early learning readiness, alternatives to teen violence, programs for juvenile offenders, health/wellne

Programs: Healthy livingimproving the nations health and well-being. In communities across the nation, the y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well- being for their spirit, mind and body. -family programs: health and wellness: adult and family fitness classes;personal training-aquatics: swim lessons and fitness classes-sports: programs for older adults and seniorsdiabetes prevention / intervention (type 2 and pre-diabetics), cancer survivor programs, weight management, health/wellness, arthritis exercise, senior citizen programming, swim lessons for all ages, programs for children with special needs, teen programs, juvenile justice programming, summer day camp and youth sports.

youth developmentnurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Thats why, through the y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. -preschool and early childhood enrichment-childcare-before and after school care-ready-in-5 school readiness programs for immigrant and refugee children and families-summer day camps-aquatics: swim lessons . Swim team-sports and fitness-teen programs

social responsibilitygiving back and providing support to our neighbors. The y has been listening and responding to our communities most critical social needs since 1866. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the y, 5,148 volunteers and 2,757 donors, leaders and partners in the metro area are empowering people to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Juvenile offenders intervention program, middle school attendance improvement program, preschool programs, counselors in training program, teen clubs, yearly teen summit, adult affinity groups and adult volunteerism.

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I have been donating to charities for most of my adult life. Not life changing amounts, but a good support level. I have donated to the strong kids campaign for many recent years, but I found out this year some disturbing information. I guess I never looked at it this way before, but this campaign and how it's run in Omaha seems very fishy. They get general citizens like me to donate to them, so that they can "provide" a membership to someone of less means. On the surface that appears charitable. However, when you look closer, aren't they really just getting more memberships paid by people other than the person using it? This would be the equivalent of a clothing manufacturer saying that they will provide clothes to the needy as long as I pay for them at the full cost. Shouldn't the YMCA be donating something? I know the easy answer is that they are a non profit, but the reality is that their management is very highly paid for this area and nearly 10% of each donation goes right to management expenses, not to mention the extra expenses that are associated with the membership. Shouldn't we be giving to charities that provide basic life needs. Last time I checked, a family membership to a gym was not a basic life need. I admit they had me fooled for a while with the name, but more money is spent on family "scholarships" which are nothing more than memberships than any other program. Check out their 990 for yourself. Oh. That's right, they don't break out this major campaign so you can't follow the breadcrumbs. If it were a good program, they wouldn't be afraid to be transparent about how the money is used.

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