The first YMCA originated in Industrial Revolution-era London. George Williams, a farmer-turned-department store worker, and his friends came together to create a supportive community for other young men seeking to escape from the hazards of the streets.
Several years later, the idea of the YMCA came to Boston. Since then, the organization has grown its purpose and its reach.
Over time, the YMCA has worked to develop a welcoming environment for all. According to its website, the organization’s programs, services, and initiatives work to “inspire kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college and career, provide opportunities for families to bond and support people of all ages and backgrounds to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.”
The Farmington Family YMCA is deeply committed to our community. Annual fundraising efforts provide financial assistance to support critical programs and services for young people, adults and families who need them the most. Donations are typically earmarked for things like Y Day Camp for kids during the summer, semi-annual membership to senior adults, and costs for gymnastics, karate, or art programs, among other programs.
Wright Beamer works to be a company that gives back to the area in meaningful ways. We recognize the value in making initiatives like those available at the Farmington Family YMCA more accessible. It was an honor to support our local Y at its Annual Fundraising Breakfast, and we look forward to the continued impact it has in our community!