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Before the Bromley family headed out to the YMCA of Springfield’s annual Strong KidsThank You Picnic, their 4 year old son Cal had a few questions.

“Where are we going?” he asked.

His parents explained, “We donated some money to the Y for kids who need it. We want to support the Y.”

Cal replied, “Can I give some money?”

His parents said he could, so he went to his room and shook 40 cents out of his car shaped piggy bank. All night he had his money ready. During the presentation, he noticed one Y employee was mentioned as the “woman who counted all the money.”

After the evening came to an end, Cal walked up to Sue, the “woman who counted all the money,” and gave her his donation.

Sue told Cal, “Thank you so much. This will help other little boys and girls go to camp, go swimming, and do other fun things at the Y.”

The Bromley family has been members of our Y for 5 years. Cal enjoys swim lessons, basketball and t-ball. His parents, Erin and Zach, love to work out at the Y.

The YMCA would like to thank Cal for his donation, and especially for his giving spirit. Our hearts are warmed by this – and every – young philanthropist!

Click here to learn more about our Strong Kids Scholarship Fund.

By, Jennifer