Brian Earley, Franklin resident and General Manager NPP Development/Patriot Place, and Mike Patch, North Attleboro resident and President of CSM Printing, Inc., will serve as the Chairs of the Hockomock Area YMCA's 2013 Reach Out For Youth and Families Campaign.
“We are thrilled to have Brian and Mike leading this year’s campaign. The need continues to grow in the 15 communities we serve and under their leadership, we will raise funds for critical programs and services for area families in need. They are true champions of the mission of the Hockomock Area YMCA and are passionate about helping to improve the quality of life in the communities they live and work." stated Ed Hurley, President of the Hockomock Area YMCA.
According to Earley, “I was happy to be asked to help lead such an important community effort. The stories of children and families we are able to help are inspirational and I know we are making a difference right here in our own backyard. This year we have an aggressive goal of raising $1,000,000 through the Campaign and special events. We are proud that 100% of these funds go directly to helping area children and families in need.”
Patch echoed these sentiments, “I am excited to be volunteering with such an incredible organization. The Y has such a great story to tell with the work it does every day in our community. Through Reach Out for Youth and Families, the Y is making an impact on our friends and neighbors in need through its many programs and services.”
The campaign officially “tipped off” on March 14th at the Y’s annual breakfast at the Mansfield Holiday Inn.
In 2012, the Hockomock Area YMCA provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships and subsidized programs to the community. More than 15,000 local children and families benefited from a Y experience through the generosity of over 3,000 Reach Out for Youth and Families donors. From child care, teen programs and summer camp to LIVESTRONG at the Y, a program for cancer survivors and their families, the Reach Out For Youth and Families Campaign is helping provide critical Y programs and services.
For information about how you can volunteer for this year’s campaign, please contact Peter Waisgerber at (508) 643-5251.