Guest Editorial: A Time of Thanksgiving

Editor’s Note: In light of  the Thanksgiving holiday and our views about it – that it’s a time to express thanks and to give – Orlando Community News decided to share a message from Yolanda Pitchford, executive director of the Wayne Densch YMCA Family Center, here in Pine Hills. We THANK her for allowing us to publish her thoughts. This is the first of occasional OCN “Guest Editorials.”

A Time of Thanksgiving

This month, throughout social media you may see people partaking in 30 days of Thanksgiving.  I find these messages to be uplifting, as everyday I see people expressing why they are grateful.

Last night (Nov. 17), I had the opportunity to enjoy the Festival of Trees [at the Orlando Museum of Art] with some of our YMCA donors.  I went home feeling very grateful and thankful to be a part of such a wonderful organization and the opportunity to lead the Wayne Densch YMCA.

I wanted to express my gratitude for all that you do to support the Wayne Densch YMCA. Without the donations and support of all of our volunteers, our YMCA would not thrive.

Someone asked me if they wanted to give to the Wayne Densch YMCA this holiday season is there a way to give online.  I was reminded that one of the board members had also asked me this question a few weeks ago, so I wanted to share this message with all of you.

Often times, during the holiday season, people are looking for a way to give a charitable contribution.  If you or someone you know is interested in donating to the Wayne Densch YMCA, you can by clicking on the link below and following the instructions.

At the “Y”, we see potential in small kids, big dreamers and strong communities. As the nation’s leading non-profit, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful impact on a child, adult, family, and/or senior right in your own neighborhood.

Donate today to help us give back.

Thank you.

(Yolanda can be reached at the Wayne Densch YMCA Family Center: 407-299-4350.)

© Orlando Community News, 2013

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