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YMCA of Osceola gets a facelift

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:22 pm

By Jennifer DiDomenico

For the News-Gazette

The YMCA of Osceola has a new look.

The organization partnered with Lowe’s home improvement store for a construction project to redesign and upgrade the facility.

“Our goal is to reach out and make an impact to the families that together make our beautiful community,” said Lowe’s Florida Maintenance Manager Abiezer Padin. “After meeting with the YMCA team, we listened to their needs, provided some ideas and we came up with the project.”

The week-long construction project that was completed on Oct. 22, included new tile floors, repainting of the interior walls, an exterior fence near the soccer field to improve safety as well as installation of a new kitchen where YMCA team leaders will teach their members how to prepare nutritious meals.

“Volunteerism and giving is central to the founding and legacy of the Y. Our local partner, Lowe’s, understands and supports the Y’s efforts as a charitable organization by providing much needed upgrades, at no cost, so we can continue to make a positive impact on families in our community,” said Central Florida YMCA Vice President of Youth Development and Operations Shannon Matthews. “The YMCA of Central Florida is proud to partner with Lowe’s and we are thankful for their generous donation along with volunteer hours they have provided – all of which reinforce one of our founding principles that together, we can do more.”

With a mission to improve lives in the community, the YMCA works side-by-side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA of Osceola offers daily programs and classes in aquatics, group exercise, health and wellness, school programs, sports and camps.

“The YMCA of Osceola is doing great things for our families and individuals of our community. We want to thank [them] for the many lives [they] touch and fill with love and joy,” said Padin.

For more information, visit www.YMCACentralFlorida.com.