Heather H:

“I grew up in the YMCA and love it! I am a single mom and just really needed the help. I work very long hours and had difficulty picking up my daughter from school. My desire was to enroll her into the YMCA after school program so she could be picked up from school, participate in programs, and complete her homework under supervision. I joined the Chandler/Gilbert YMCA under the Open Doors Scholarship program. It is such a weight off my shoulders to know the YMCA is picking her up from school, bringing her to a safe place, and offering her the opportunity to interact with other children her age. The YMCA has had such an impact on my daughter that she is interested in becoming a mentor for other children when she gets older.”