On Thursday, April 3 at the Logan Hilton the East Boston YMCA held yet another successful annual breakfast as part of the Y’s annual capital campaign.
Over 500 supporters attended the breakfast last week to help the Y raise money for the agencies childcare programs and scholarships.
Y Executive Director Joey Cuzzi said that at the ‘Y’ the breakfast has become important in furthering the agency’s philosophy that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Cuzzi said all of the money raised through the “Reach Out for Youth Campaign” stays in Eastie. One in five school-age children attends a Y program, and more than 90 percent of participating families qualify for subsidized assistance to help them defray the expense.
Last year, the East Boston YMCA raised well above their goal during that annual capital campaign that culminates each year at Y’s annual breakfast.
“Thanks to the generosity of so many ‘Y’ supporters, we are helping neighborhood youth develop values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement,” said Cuzzi. “Thanks to all who contribute to this year’s campaign, the ‘Y’ is growing and thriving in East Boston and lives are changing every day.”
Again, as in years past, Senator Anthony Petruccelli did a good job as host of this breakfast as former Senate President Robert Travaglini, serving as the event’s honorary chair, was his usual self and ran the annual live auction (with many good humored jokes directed at City Councilor Sal LaMattina).
The Y’s fundraising goal is $140,000 this year.