Rachael Ziminsky, YMCA Employee

At the Y, donors and volunteers come in all shapes and sizes!

This year for his 7th birthday, Edward Sanphy, a 1st Grader at the Barrows Elementary School in Reading, asked his friends to donate to the Burbank Y in lieu of gifts. Burbank YMCA Executive Director, Irene Collins, was excited and honored to accept Edward’s generous donation!

“I love the Burbank Y and wanted to help; I think other kids should help too.” - Edward

Edward has participated in gymnastics and swimming programs at the Y, and it sounds like he has a future as a Y board member: “I love the Burbank Y and wanted to help; I think other kids should help too.”

The Annual Campaign raises money locally to help members of the community that are in need, who look to the Y to help them keep their families strong and healthy. This year's goal is $135,000, and they are nearing $100,000 with Edward’s help. Thank you, Edward, for setting such a great example of social responsibility and generosity for your peers, family and community!

To learn more about how you can join Edward in helping us to build  a stronger, healthier community, visit our website.