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Ann Arbor YMCA Receives Grant For COVID-19 Response

Aug 3, 2020

The Ann Arbor YMCA received a $20,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation for ongoing COVID-19 response.  

The funds will allow the Y to continue essential services, such as weekly food assistance to thousands of families in need.  The grant will also be used to fund in-person summer camp activities, as well as virtual wellness programs.  Toni Kayumi is the president of the Ann Arbor YMCA and says childcare services are also included in the grant.

Toni Kayumi: That’s probably only going to increase this fall with a lot of area schools announcing that they’re going to be 100% virtual or partially virtual.   

Kayumi says the grant will help offset a loss in revenue the Y has experienced, due to a decrease in membership fees because of COVID-19.

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