Growing Our Future

FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA Growing Our Future 2020 Friday, October 23rd 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us Friday,  October 23rd for our annual Growing Our Future fundraiser event!  This is our annual fundraiser for our scholarship program, taking place at the Lighthouse Event Center in Seneca at 6 pm.

With your help we can offer scholarships for our after school, sports, spring break camp and summer camp programs to families who may not otherwise be able to afford these programs.  At these programs, the YMCA provides children healthy activities and snacks in an uplifting environment.  The FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA serves over 400 children from 10 Oconee County elementary schools and has 2 summer camp locations with over 400 participants.

Last year, through the Growing our Future fundraiser, we raised over $55,000, which contributed toward the $120,000 that we awarded in scholarships.  With your generosity, we were able to award scholarships to 150 children.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

At the 2020 Growing Our Future Event, look forward to dinner and a fun night including:

–   A silent auction as well as a thrilling live auction, hosted by Dwayne Johnson

–   Live music and entertainment

–   An amazing Designer Container Garden competition with community celebrities

–  And much more!

Tickets can be purchased on this website under the “Purchase Tickets/Fund a Need” tab.

Registration closes on Friday,  October 23rd, 2020.

Growing Our Future 2020

You can also donate or fund a need on the “Purchase Tickets/Fund a Need” tab.  Contributions of all amounts will help families and their children:

$40.00         After school care for one week

$115.00       Summer camp for one week

$160.00       After school care for one month

$460.00       Summer camp for one month

Thanks to your generous contributions, the FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA can continue helping children and their families.

Dear YMCA Staff and Board of Directors,

Many people don’t realize how hard it is being a single parent.  I am both mom and dad.  I have to work while being at school events, sporting events, and everything else in between.  Many times I have to depend on babysitters when I am in a bind, but the cost is higher than what I make.  The YMCA has definitely made a huge impact on both mine and my daughter’s life.  The YMCA realized what I was going through and not only cut the cost of the after school program, but they cut the summer camp cost for me as well.  My daughter comes home and praises her counselors and how good they are to her.  It makes me feel good to know there are people out there that truly care about my daughter.  She has made so many new friends and I have met some great parents.  I can’t thank the YMCA enough for their generosity and the time they take to look after my daughter.  We appreciate all you do not only for our family, but for our community as well.

– YMCA After School Parent

To learn more about the FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA, visit our website at  or call 864-962-4049.