New YMCA construction funded by $1 million grant
July 09, 2013
Some people might not realize how much a construction project can cost. Not only does the organization involved have to buy the basic materials, but it also funds worker salaries, various permits and many other hidden costs.
So the recent $1 million grant issued by the May Emma Hoyt Foundation to Pennsylvania's New Castle Community YMCA should go a long way at enabling renovations to be made at the institution. New Castle News reported that the boys', girls', men's and women's locker rooms will all be revamped, while the youth center, child watch facility and other areas will also be worked on.
The YMCA plans to start a bigger capital campaign in January to raise additional funds for the project, with the ultimate goal of garnering $2.4 million by next June.
The May Emma Hoyt Foundation has been in operation for some time now, and is particularly focused on helping youths pave their way to success. Pennsylvania's Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF) noted that administrators transformed May Hoyt's former home into The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. This now acts as a museum that sees 20,000 patrons annually and includes an After School Arts Program to help kids show their creativity.
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