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Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA

We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities Hoboken • Weehawken • Union City • West New York • North Bergen • Guttenberg

® December 17, 2009

Dear Friend, Happy Holidays. I hope this letter finds you well and that you have a joyous and peaceful holiday season. I am writing to ask you to consider an end-of-the-year donation to the YMCA. 2009 has been a difficult year and we urgently need funds in order to continue to provide the essential services and programs offered in the Hoboken-North Hudson community. Never before has your donation meant so much! Membership and program fees cover only 75 percent of the funds needed to operate the YMCA. Your generosity covers the difference and also makes it possible to provide subsidies and scholarships for those who cannot otherwise afford to take advantage of our programs and services. Founded in 1927, the Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA continually meets the changing needs of the people we serve. During the past year alone many men, women and children have participated in and benefited from the programs and services provided in our five core service areas: Preschool and youth programs, Aquatics, Fitness and health, Community enrichment and Adult housing for low-income males. Additionally, the YMCA has an ambitious plan to renovate and rehabilitate the recreational and community space of our aging facility in order to expand our programs to handicapped, seniors and families - making it a “Family Friendly YMCA.” Thank you in advance! Your generous donation will help continue the legacy of this vital community resource. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information or have any questions. I can be reached at 201-963-4100 ext. 14 or at gallanty@HobokenYMCA.org. With warm regards,

Julie Gallanty Executive Director/CEO

Encouraging the growth of persons through the building of a healthy spirit, mind and body, the Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA is dedicated to promoting good health, strong families, leadership, community development and global understanding Gifts and bequests will extend your influence and make more permanent the work of this Association

1301 Washington Street Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 Phone: (201) 963-4100 Fax: (201) 963-5010 www.hobokenYMCA.org


Hoboken-North udson YMCA end of year Letter 2009