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When I started my job at the Akron YMCA nearly 4 years ago, I was unaware of how much it would change me. I’ve always had a heart for my community, but I was never quite sure how to channel that energy into real change. To my surprise and excitement, I found a way to make a difference with the Riverfront YMCA.
In fact, my absolute favorite part of being involved with the YMCA is the outpouring of love, support, and funding for (and from) the local community through programs like our annual campaign.
Did you know that the YMCA offers income-based scholarships for any family, adult, or senior that wishes to participate in their programs? That’s right — you will not be turned away, regardless of your ability to pay the fee in question.
The biggest fundraiser that our Riverfront Family YMCA branch hosts each year to support this cause is Grape Falls + Craft Brews.
When: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: Falls Church Square, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Why: All ticket sales, donations, and raffle proceeds go directly back into our community. These funds are used for proramming scholarships and to fulfill the YMCA’s mission of not turning people away for inability to afford our programs.
Ticket Cost: $50 per person. Includes unlimited tastings and pours from all of the aforementioned businesses. Tickets can be purchased here or by visiting the branch.