Northwest NEWS

February 4, 2002

Editorial

Community giving brought smiles

On behalf of 80 happy family members and the Northshore YMCA staff, we wish to extend a hearty thank you for the community's involvement in our "2001 Members Helping Members" holiday giving program.
   Due to uncertain times and many local layoffs, this proved to be a difficult year for many families. Our community's contributions of food and gift baskets, toys, gift certificates and many useful items were just what we needed to bring a smile to the face of our Northshore neighbors.
   In 2000, we were able to help 17 families, but with your help we were able to double our outreach and help 34 Northshore community families through this holiday season. Many parents extended smiles and appreciation as they were able to provide a much more joyous holiday for their children.
   Thank you for making the holidays happy for local children and members of our community.
   Vana Moore, Single Parent Family Program Director, Northshore YMCA