YMCA Plans New Interactive Mini-Town with Funds from San Angelo Gives


SAN ANGELO, TX — The YMCA of San Angelo is excited to announce their participation in the annual, 24-hour, online giving event, San Angelo Gives. Occurring on May 5th, San Angelo Gives presents the perfect opportunity for the YMCA to raise funds towards its ongoing Capital Campaign, “The Big Picture”. The campaign goal is $7.5 million, which will allow the YMCA to construct a second facility in order to expand its services.

The YMCA has purchased the property located at 2833 College Hills Boulevard. The capital project includes renovating the existing 11,000-square-foot facility to accommodate the pre- school program and Y-Town, and constructing a new 12,000-square-foot multi-use center. Y- Town will be an interactive miniature city with themed activity rooms, such as a grocery store and construction site, for kids to learn through activities and play. The multi-use center will consist of an indoor playground, basketball court, and cafeteria. Additionally, the new location will host day camps, afterschool programs, accommodate field trips, and will be available for rent for private parties and special events.

Due to demand for The Y’s services, namely the preschool program, the staff and board have determined there is a great need for expanding its capacity. The preschool program serves children ages 3-5 and currently accommodates 30 children, but has a wait-list that averages 75 children and a one-year wait. The new location will have the capacity to serve 72 children in preschool alone. This is due in part because the YMCA will not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay for membership and/or programs and awards scholarships to help with fees to join. In 2019, the Y granted over $299,000 in scholarships association-wide. Additionally, the new location will increase the daily capacity for day and summer camps.

A.J. Moore, Executive Director of the YMCA of San Angelo, states, “The YMCA is excited to participate in such an impactful event. We are thankful for the commitment that the San Angelo community has shown to this campaign. Their generous support during San Angelo Gives will move us closer to our $7.5-million-dollar goal.”

The YMCA of San Angelo has contracted with Jelly Nonprofit Consulting (JNPC), a San Angelo- based firm, to manage its capital campaign. Angelina Osornio Torres, its Founder and CEO, explains, “San Angelo is fortunate to have such outstanding foundations and we are honored to have the San Angelo Area Foundation’s support and seal of approval for this campaign.”

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