MONCTON, NB – It’s come down to the final push to raise funds to complete the capital campaign for YMCA Moncton North facility on Twin Oaks Drive.
To date, more than $2.6-million towards the $3-million goal has been raised for the Building What Matters Campaign. The federal, provincial and municipal governments contributed $14-million towards the $17-million YMCA Moncton North project.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Building What Matters Campaign had to be put on pause for several months. Bonnie MacFadyen, VP of Philanthropy for the YMCA of Greater Moncton, said another $370,000 is needed to complete the campaign. MacFadyen said the community has been very generous with their donations and the finish line is within site – with the continued help of existing and new donors.
“We’ve come a long way and we’re almost there,” said MacFadyen. “We are committed to discovering the right way for you to invest in your community. Whether you choose to make a one-time donation or make a pledge for up to five years, your contribution will bring us one step closer to realizing a healthier and more connected and inclusive community. Every gift matters to help us reach our goal.”
Since the YMCA Moncton North opened last September, Norval McConnell has seen a more vibrant, active, healthier and connected community. The community chair for the Building What Matters Campaign knows the impact this project has made beyond the walls of the new building.
“I’ve seen first-hand what the new YMCA Moncton North has meant to our community,” said McConnell. “You can hear it in the children’s laughter as they enjoy the indoor splashpad and run around the outdoor playground. You see the youth being active and having a place to connect on the outdoor basketball court. Adults are on their journey to better health and wellbeing in the fitness room and seniors are making the most of their day on the indoor walking track.”
Because of what he’s experienced so far, McConnell is excited for the final push and encourages the community to rally behind the YMCA to cross the finish line.
Anyone who would like to learn more about donating, which includes opportunities for naming rights, can do so online, in person, or by mail at https://moncton.ymca.ca/opportunities-to-give/building-what-matters-moncton-north-ymca/
Bonnie MacFadyen, VP Philanthropy