Christine Ives, Financial Assistance Recipient

Helping Hands When Times Are Tough

Christine Ives didn’t expect to be a new mom asking for financial assistance.

She and her partner Colt had always worked. But after Colt was laid off from his job, she asked the Y for help so that her family could continue to come to the Y and her new daughter Ryder could participate in swim lessons.

With assistance from the YMCA’s Invest in Youth fund, Ryder started in a YMCA Skippers swim class at 10 months old.

Christine says, “I don’t know where I’d be today without the Y.”


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