EDITORIAL: Help KTW Press Time help the Y help the kids

The Y Strong Kids Campaign is winding down and you can help the cause.

The annual fundraising campaign focuses on raising money to give kids a chance to lead healthier and happier lives.

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The campaign is in action nationwide and, last year, raised $13 million that went to helping 125,000 children, teens and young adults access Y programs — including right here in Kamloops.

Donations to the Y Strong Kids Campaign do wonders for youth, from helping a child learn to swim to aiding a teen in learning to lead and feel success, from opening a spot for a child to participate in a recreation activity to providing a family quality child care.

The money raised does indeed go to a wonderful cause, but the campaign would not exist without the remarkable organization that is the Y and the countless volunteers who form teams each year and collect funds as part of their physical fitness goals.

KTW Press Time is one such team that joins the campaign each year.

Many KTW employees have been involved over the years and you may have read about why they are involved as they have penned reflections in recent editions of Kamloops This Week.

If you have donated to the Y Strong Kids Campaign through a KTW Press Time or elsewhere, thank you. Your contribution will help.

If you have yet to take part, but wish to do so, the newspaper crew has an awesome opportunity this weekend. On Saturday at City Centre Auto Service, at 963 Victoria St., the team will be washing cars and handing out hot dogs.

The car wash will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Y Strong Kids Campaign.

Drop by, help a good cause and have get your car ready to shine for spring.

Do it for the kids.

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