Strong Communities Campaign

Riverview Ford Lincoln gives back with a lead gift of $5000 to the YMCA of Fredericton’s

 “Help Send a Kid to Camp” Campaign.


Every child deserves the chance to play with friends, learn new skills, become independent and feel good about themselves. Summer Camp provides the opportunity for children to thrive, all while having fun! This year, as part of the YMCA of Fredericton’s “Strong Communities Campaign”, Riverview Ford Lincoln will be kicking off “Help Send a Kid to Camp Campaign” with a generous lead gift of $5000.  This allows for several children, who may not otherwise have the financial resources to attend camp this summer, experience the gift of friendship and magic that summer camp offers.

The YMCA of Fredericton is grateful for Riverview Ford Lincoln’s support of this initiative. Chris and Aneta Gauthier are proud of their family business and recognize that in order for healthy communities to flourish, families comes first. “We have 3 boys of our own, and going to camp has made a difference in their lives. We want to be able to give other kids the opportunity to have that experience.   It is especially important in the current state of our world for kids to have something fun to look forward to and if we can play a small part in enabling that, we are more than happy to participate. In February, we started a Kindness Campaign at Riverview Ford Lincoln to spread kindness across local businesses and local initiatives. We feel it is very important to be a positive member of the local community and support the community that supports us. It’s our way of giving back.”

The YMCA of Fredericton is a natural choice for this lead gift. When Chris and Aneta from Riverview Ford Lincoln consider the YMCA, they see that it is synonymous with kids and community; and it aligns with their sense of responsibility to support local initiatives. “The Y’s goals to help people become healthier in spirit, mind and body is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, including ours. Our family values and community spirit are a perfect partnership with the “Y”.

Chris and Aneta, along with their team at Riverview Ford Lincoln, encourage others to donate to this important cause.  Please consider giving a child the gift of friendship, memories and magic by experiencing YMCA of Fredericton Summer Camp.

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Attending summer camp is beneficial to every child’s personal development.  The experience teaches essential leadership and social skills and helps youth develop confidence and independence.  YMCA summer camp supports a child’s social/emotional growth, cognitive development and their physical well-being.

That is why, at the YMCA, we make camp accessible for all through the Strong Communities Campaign.  This year our goal is to financially assist 100 children to attend YMCA Summer Camp, as no one is turned away from the YMCA due to their financial situation.  During the months of April, May & June, we will be asking our community to “Help Send a Kid to Camp This Summer” by donating to the Strong Communities Campaign.  For every $160 raised will put one child “on the bus” for a full week of summer camp fun, friendship and learning!

How it Works

Anyone can participate as an individual, business, group or organization.  Every $160 raised will put one kid on the bus.  Our goal is to financially assist 100 children to attend YMCA summer camp this year.

Three easy ways to donate:  

  1. 1. Donate on line at and click the DONATE NOW button. Please choose the 2021 Strong Communities option.
  2. Mail a donation or visit our Welcome Desk at 570 York Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 3R2.
  3. Call 462-3000 ext. 105 to donate over the phone or to make a gift arrangement.

Challenge Others!   We encourage you to challenge your friends, co-workers, colleagues and even your competitors to send a kid camp!

For more information on this campaign, please contact Shawna White

Charitable Registration Number:  #11893 1351 RR0001

*Please note that you will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes for the full amount of your gift.
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At the YMCA, we believe that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstance, deserves the chance to access our programs and services. Last year, more than 1200 participants turned to us for help, looking for a safe, welcoming place to engage in activities that improve their lives and help them achieve their goals. Currently, 1 out of 5 of our members and participants rely on this financial subsidy to take part in our programs and services, like day camp, health and fitness memberships, and swimming lessons— to name a few.

Through the support of our donors, the YMCA of Fredericton provided more than $250,000 in financially assisted programs and services to children and families in need last year.

Your gift will help ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their financial circumstance. Every dollar donated to the YMCA Strong Communities Campaign directly supports kids and families in your community.

Please make a gift to YMCA Strong Communities today.

You can donate online at  or contact Shawna White to make a montly gift.

The YMCA is for everyone.

Thanks to our annual YMCA Strong Communities Campaign, we provide financial assistance to make the YMCA of Fredericton affordable for everyone – children, youth, adults and seniors of all abilities, ages and backgrounds.

As a charity for more than 161 years, we rely on donations by individuals, businesses and community partners. Thanks to YOU, we have given thousands of people access to quality YMCA programs and services that will enable them to learn, grow and thrive.

Your gift will change a life.

The YMCA provides people with a safe place to connect, engage and feel part of their community.  We bring people together through supportive, inclusive and welcoming spaces aimed at improving the health and well-being of all. When you give to the Y, you ensure that a child, teen, adult or senior can access a Y program that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

Your gift of:

• Enroll a child in YMCA swim lessons so he/she can learn the necessary skills and safety measures to save his/her own life — or someone else’s.

$50/month: Build resiliency, one youth at a time
• Give more young people the opportunity to confront their challenges constructively, in a safe and stimulating environment.

$99/month: Give families time
• Help an entire family become active, healthy and enjoy ‘unplugged’ time together at your YMCA.

Already a YMCA Member?  Did you know you can add your donation onto your bi-weekly membership withdrawal?  If you would like to choose easy add on option contact us today!

YMCA Strong Communities Press Release

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