At the close of each calendar year all of us have the opportunity to reflect back on the many blessings received throughout the year. For the Y, we truly appreciate the generosity of donations made by members, local businesses, and others who recognize the importance of the Y Cause. Through these caring donations the Y is able to offer the multitude of programs, services, and events which benefit the entire community. As Jasper County’s largest non-profit organization the Y operates from three sources of income, each representing roughly a third of the annual operating budget. Revenue is generated through membership fees, program fees, and all other sources such as year-end donations. While year-end donations play only a part of this critical third source of revenue, they can assist in meeting any remaining operational expenses and help propel the YMCA off to a good start in the following year. Your year-end donation is important, so please consider giving to the Y Cause. On behalf of our entire staff and the many community members your donation will impact, thanks for being an Advocate and Financial Friend of the Newton YMCA.