The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing Awarded $7,500 grant
Friday, November 06, 2015
The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing Awarded $7,500 grant from thePNC Foundation to Fund Literacy Programming
Lansing, MI – The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has received a generous $7,500 grant from the PNC Foundation, the fourth of its kind from PNC in the past four years, to help fund financial literacy programming in the Y’s new Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen. The Mobile Kitchen’s bus will launch upon the start of the New Year to help feed and educate children and families within the Lansing community about the importance of physical education and nutrition, while combating childhood obesity. The program itself has already served well over 900 meals since June 15, 2015.
“The YMCA’s Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen delivers vital services in the Lansing community,” said PNC Regional President Tim Salisbury. “Providing food and education about healthy living habits will benefit residents today and for many years to come.”
PNC Foundation Grant to Fund Literacy Programming Nov. 6, 2015
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
“PNC is a great partner that has consistently offered strong support of the Y’s activities in Greater Lansing,” said YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing President and CEO Jeff Scheibel. “With the continued partnership of community-focused organizations such as PNC, the Y is changing lives for the better every day.”
The PNC Foundation actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The Foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
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. http://www.ymcaoflansing.org and www.ymca.net