The ANAHEIM FAMILY YMCA will celebrate the YMCA’s historic 175th anniversary by volunteering 175 minutes of service to their communities.

June 6 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the YMCA in London, England. To celebrate 175 years of serving communities, Anaheim Family YMCA, and Ys around the world, are challenging community members to volunteer for at least 175 minutes on Saturday, June 8.

On June 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 at the West Anaheim Youth Center the Y and a host of volunteers will be celebrating YMCA’s 175th Birthday and volunteers in the Anaheim Family YMCA Youth Basketball Program. The day will include:

  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • An opportunity to participate in donating back to school items (pencils, erasers, notebooks, paper, etc.)
  • Pictures and stories of volunteer coaches displayed all throughout West Anaheim Youth Center
  • Opportunities to learn more about becoming more involved with the Anaheim Family YMCA

“The Anaheim Family YMCA is thrilled to participate in the Volunteer 175 initiative as part of the Y’s 175th birthday celebration,” said Zayra Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator at the Anaheim Family YMCA. “The YMCA was founded in 1844 by a group of volunteers who wanted to improve lives and strengthen their community and to this day, the transformational work of the YMCA worldwide is only possible through the efforts of volunteers. Here at the Anaheim Family YMCA we’re able to unite people around the importance of giving back thanks to the efforts of more than 557 dedicated volunteers.”

The first YMCA was founded in London, England in 1844 by young men who came together to address the social challenges that impacted their communities. Working together to strengthen communities has been the hallmark of the YMCA ever since.

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