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Giving Tuesday: Local YMCA accepting donations to be matched by TowneBank by up to $50K

Posted at 11:18 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 11:18:56-05

Giving Tuesday is coming up and one local organization is taking donations which will be matched by up to $50,000 by TowneBank.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads said they are partnering with TowneBank to bring community home to the YMCA.

For the second year in a row the bank will match total donations up to $50,000 made to the Y on the world’s largest day of giving.

The YMCA, like many other organizations, has had struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, the Y said, "With a prolonged community health crisis leaving dozens of communities across the Y’s footprint with access challenges to programs like essential childcare, virtual learning support, safe healthy living resources, and even at times their next meal, donations on Giving Tuesday will go to ensuring those that are in need of the resources the Y offers are served, no matter the barriers to access that may exist. TowneBank’s generous match of total donations up to $50,000 means that when someone gives to the Y on Giving Tuesday, their $50 gift turns into a $100 gift. Even better—a gift to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads stays within your community. The potential to make a difference by choosing the Y as your local charity of choice on this global day of good has never been greater."

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services organization that serves over 250,000 children and families throughout Coastal Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. More than 30% of those families receive financial assistance through the Open Doors program, whose funding is made available by the generosity of donors, helping them achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body.

Click here to donate to the YMCA.