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Akron Area YMCA

Brian B. Brian B.
My Goal $25,000

Akron Swims 2017

The Akron Area YMCA, in cooperation with Akron Community Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron Public Schools, and Akron Recreation Bureau is committed to providing YMCA’s “Safety Around Water” program to all Akron Public School students through the 4th grade.

But, funding the program will be a stretch.

Will you help? Your donation of

  • $100 WILL help ONE child fully participate in the program.

  • $50 WILL help purchase the appropriate swim goggles, towel and bathing suit for ONE child to participate.

  • $25 WILL help purchase a bathing suit for ONE child in the program.

  • Larger donations mean more children SERVED – and SAVED. Please consider a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation of $1000, $500 or $250.

Need more numbers?

  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of deaths for kids age 5-14.

  • African American children are 3 times more likely to drown than their white peers.

  • 70 percent of African American and 60 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40 percent of Caucasian children.

  • 88 percent of kids who drown do so under adult supervision.

  • 60 percent of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety.


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Akron Area YMCA
50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
(330) 376-1335