Strengthening community is cause of the YMCA

As the pace of our lives moves faster and the demands on our time increase, the ties to our community become more important. A strong community provides a stable base that helps us deal with the pressures of daily life. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause, and the Maui Family YMCA provides an anchor to our community that gives all of us the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Strengthening community means much more than providing a place to swim or lift weights, and while physical health is important to a person’s well-being, the Y does much more. Every day, we work with community members to address the most pressing needs on Maui.

There are many who could benefit from the services and programs offered by the Maui Family YMCA. Because of this need, the Y has launched its annual support campaign. My financial gift will help continue the important work the Y does, be it providing kids a safe place to learn and grow after school, offering families opportunities to reconnect, or providing people of all backgrounds access to the Y to help them reach their full potential.

I encourage everyone to join the Y cause. When we all pitch in and help, we make a meaningful, enduring impact on the lives of children and families and strengthen our community.

To learn how to support the Y’s campaign or to volunteer at the Y, contact Mike Morris at 242-9007 or

Bard E. Peterson, Board Chairman

Maui Family YMCA