Teams and Walkers
Teams and Walkers
Thank You for Supporting the Windward Y Learning Center: “I am a single mom of three elementary age children and lost my job due to COVID-19. My kids are distance learning and have been unable to return to school face-to-face. This has put my family in a very unfortunate position. It is very difficult to focus on job applications and attending interviews when I have three kids at home who require assistance and support. Not to mention, if I am offered a position, I can't accept it if I have nowhere to take my children. The YMCA, through its financial assistance program, has allowed me the flexibility to do what I need to do in order to try to secure employment and given my children a safe place to conduct their distance learning. My children are so much happier being around other students, and I am grateful to the YMCA and it's generous donors for the opportunity to have my kids attend the Learning Center, it's one less heavy load to bear during this strange and difficult time.”
Mahalo for Y Learning Center Program: “As a health care worker for the State of Hawai'i, when the COVID quarantine went into effect, it was more important than ever that I went into work. There was no work-from-home option for me. However, with a young child at home who was required to maintain school attendance my situation quickly became hopeless. There was no way to support and care for my child the way the school expected me to and keep the job that was paying our bills. When the YMCA was able to open the Learning Center for essential workers and obtain grants to make it financially possible for parents, it brought tears to my eyes! The stress of being torn between your livelihood and your child is a stress none of us needs to feel at a time like this, and the YMCA understood that. They tirelessly worked to support the essential workers who were required to continue to work through this pandemic. I will forever be grateful to the YMCA and their staff for taking care of my child, my family and my sanity during this stressful time!!”
Mahalo for the Y Feeds Kids Program: "My family is thankful for all the food! Almost every weekday we pick up food from the wonderful folks of the YMCA. Not only does the food nourish our children, which we appreciate so much during these uncertain times, but the smiles and positive energy of the folks who feed us are infectious and uplifting. We’re so grateful for all their hard work that they are doing. This service also provides us with a much needed routine that is safe and stress free. It’s so reassuring that through hard times like these there is still a lot of aloha."