Thankful Turkey


We are entering into the time of year, for us to all reflect on our blessings. Life, happiness, health, family and friends. At the Y, we have a lot to be thankful for year-round, but the holiday season seems like the perfect time to recognize all of the reasons why.

Here are some of the reasons we are so thankful:

Our Members: Whether joining as an individual or a family, all of our members become a part of our large Y family. The smiling children in Kids Zone, afterschool, swim lessons and our many other youth programs warm our hearts each day. We love seeing our older adults join us for fun classes or a good game of pickle ball. We hope you like coming to the Y as much as we enjoy having you here.

Our Volunteers: Our volunteers really are super heroes. By giving their time to coach a season of sports or by helping us raise money, they are making a difference in the lives of children and families in our community. We could never repay them for the time, and often money, they give to the Y to help strengthen the community we serve.

Our Donors: We cherish every donation, big or small. Donors make it possible for the Y to offer our programs and services to all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Community Partners: The contributions that local businesses, organizations, foundations and churches provide are invaluable to us. Together, we bring the resources to continually improve the quality of life for children, adults and families in Collier County.

Our Staff: Our caring staff members change lives each day they come to work. They offer motivation for new members who are struggling to get back into a healthy routine, a smile for a child in need of one, support for struggling families and so much more.

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Remember to take a moment to reflect on all that you too have to be thankful for. Stop into the Greater Naples YMCA today and share with us what you are thankful for by posting on our Thankful Turkey wall.

We hope you and your family have a very happy holiday.

The Y. For a better us.