Hour of Impact 2020: A Virtual Series of Our Story
November 16-20: Video Released Each Day at 11am
This year, we are bringing the Hour of Impact to you.
Each day during the week November 16-20, we will share a piece of the powerful story that is the YMCA. Make plans to join us here each day this week at 11am to view the daily video and previous videos in the series.
May the voices and images call you to the work underway and meeting the need ahead. Gifts made this week propel our organization forward. The David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation has provided a $10,000 match to extend the reach of your gift—please join them today.
MONDAY, November 16
Welcome from Scott Lewis
Welcome to the 2020 Hour of Impact Virtual Video Series. We are grateful you joined us from your office, desk at home, kitchen table, or wherever you may be today and each day this week. As a YMCA community, we come together to create impact.
Gifts made this week propel our organization forward. The David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation has provided a $10,000 match to extend the reach of your gift—please join them today.
TUESDAY, November 17
A Call to Support, Engage, and Serve from Stacie Behler
Powerful YMCA programs make incredible impact. Nutrition programming like Cooking Matters and Cook-it-Up are just two of the many ways we educate and empower our community toward wholistic wellness. Nutrition is also a key program component of our youth softball and baseball leagues and child development centers.
Because of supporters like you across West Michigan, our YMCA exists as a critical community hub that can offer the programs and services our neighbors need. Because of you, Y staff can deliver curriculum to bridge gaps youth and families face when it comes to healthy meals, healthy bodies, and healthy minds.
As Stacie shares, “every gift counts.” Please consider a gift today and help us meet Hour of Impact’s $10,000 match gift.
WEDNESDAY, November 18
Keynote Speaker Tina Freese Decker
We are honored to share today’s Hour of Impact keynote message from YMCA Board Member Tina Freese Decker.
Tina shares with us her very personal perspective on what makes the Y so valuable, how the Y has helped Spectrum Health and other health systems provide essential services, why organizations like the Y are needed now more than ever and what each of us can do to navigate the challenges facing our communities.
Thank you, Tina, for reminding us that we each have more power than we think, and for sharing your thoughts on how we get from here to the “better normal” that lies ahead.
We also thank you for considering a gift that ensures the Y will continue to meet urgent community needs.
THURSDAY, November 19
YMCA’s Impact and Initiatives
The YMCA story is yours, too.
As you listen to today’s video and reflect on the neighborhoods and neighbors you love throughout West Michigan, consider how the gift of your time, texts, posts, and partnership helps ensure the YMCA can meet critical needs.
We come together through the YMCA and achieve incredible outcomes. Click HERE to see a few from this year alone.
What can we create as a YMCA community in the future? Please consider a gift today that paves the pathway for us to find out. The David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation has provided a $10,000 match to amplify our impact.
FRIDAY, November 20
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you for your support of our YMCA.
Every click and share. Every email and post. Every dollar. You make a critical difference for our ability to meet the emerging needs of our community.
If you have not yet joined in this call to action, there’s still time! Click now to rally behind the critical work of the Y.
It is our sincere hope that our gratitude can be felt and that you see your role in the work we do each day.
We want to thank our sponsors that led the charge for this year’s Hour of Impact Virtual Series:
We want to thank our event donors for this year’s Hour of Impact Virtual Series:
- Custer, Inc.
- First National Bank of Michigan
- GRIPS Inc.
- Trinity Lutheran Church
Questions? please email Heidi at email@example.com.