YMCA Receives $30,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
YMCA of Lansing Receives $30,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation for Capital Improvements
Lansing, MI – The YMCA of Lansing has received a $30,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to fund Capital Campaign facility improvements at its Oak Park and Parkwood branches.
The grant will allow the YMCA of Lansing to better serve the Greater Lansing community and expand its services that focus on health and wellness, including programming that meets the special needs of children, teens and older adults.
The support from the Consumers Energy Foundation will fund renovations to the childcare center and kids’ gym at Oak Park, as well as create a recreational outdoor sports park on the branch’s back grounds. At the Parkwood branch, the funds will be used for extensive renovations to the wellness center and improvements of the indoor track.
“All of these changes will enhance the experience of everyone who comes through our doors. We’re grateful for the generous support from the Consumers Energy Foundation, which will allow us to serve a growing number of people within our community,” said Jeff Scheibel, President and CEO of the YMCA of Lansing.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing
The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has six operating units, including Mystic Lake Camp near Clare, and branches downtown, on Lansing’s west side, in the Oak Park area to the south, in East Lansing, and DeWitt. The YMCA employs nearly 500 individuals, and serves nearly 16,000 memberships throughout the community. A volunteer board of directors provides leadership to the association, a member of the national organization – the YMCA of the USA. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver lasting personal and social change. www.lansingymca.org and www.ymca.net