2020 Annual Campaign

Annual Campaign


Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you and yours healthy and safe. This has certainly been a difficult and challenging year for most. People will remember 2020 for reasons unlike any other year. The year started out promising with a mild winter and a booming economy. Unfortunately, as March arrived the world was tipped upside down. The pandemic brought along closures, quarantines, masks, and many uncertainties and hardships.

We are incredibly thankful for our members who have stayed with us throughout this uncertain time. The Cambridge Y was forced to shut down on March 16th and didn't reopen until July 8th, a long 16 weeks shuttered. During the closure we were fortunate to not layoff or furlough any of our employees. Our staff worked diligently during this time to prepare the facility for the "new normal", social distancing, spacing equipment, cleaning and painting, as well as delivering virtual fitness classes to members. Due to the guidelines, our capacities have been reduced not only in the fitness areas, but in childcare as well. However, the need for supplies and additional staff to clean and keep the facility safe for our members has caused a financial strain.

During these trying times, your generosity will allow us to continue to provide the essential programs that our community relies on, while keeping everyone safe. Your gift to the annual campaign will provide confidential financial assistance and program subsidies to children and families in our community. The Cambridge Y has a rich history of inclusiveness, whether it's a family needing financial support for childcare, or an at-risk child in need of guidance and support, the Y is here to help.

Your donation will not only help the children we serve, but the seniors who need to stay active and everyone else in between. Your contribution will continue to make the Cambridge Y a safe and welcoming place for all.

Please visit our website and see the many classes and programs we offer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (617) 661-9622 ext. 716 or by email at nobrien@cambymca.org.

I thank you in advance for your support.



Nancy J. O’Brien

President and CEO

*Checks can be made out to Cambridge YMCA and sent to:

820 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

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