YMCA Benefit Day!

We love the opportunity to give back to our community.

When Mason Dixon began, we had no idea what to expect. We were bringing healthy food and desserts to the South, which some could probably say is a horrible idea! But, our community embraced us and has continued to bless us with their continued support, so we love every chance we have to return the favor! One of our favorite ways to do this is through our "Benefit Days". This Thursday, March 30th, you have the chance to help us give back to our community through our Benefit Day for the Southeast YMCA!

Now, I know some of you are thinking, wait a minute! The YMCA, why do they need donations? Aren't they just a gym? We got the chance to speak with Jessica Luther, the Director of Annual Giving, to learn more about everything the YMCA does for our community:

Our Annual Giving Campaign exists because the Y is so much more than just a fitness center: we are a place for families to gather, a place for kids to learn, grow and play, and a place that reaches out to the underserved in our community.

Our Early Childhood Education program includes three state-licensed facilities that provide top-notch childcare and preschool education, and our scholarships allow parents who might otherwise not be able to afford childcare the ability to return to work.

Our Youth Development program provides teens with access to amazing experiences, like Youth in Government (where they submit bills in Montgomery through Youth Legislative, or re-enact the judicial process through Youth Judicial), Christian Values Conference (an annual trip focused on leadership and faith in Black Hills, North Carolina), and Closing the Achievement Gap (currently, we run two Summer Learning Loss programs in New Hope and Gurley preventing the kids at those elementary schools from losing ground with a six-week summer reading and math camp, including extracurricular activities, STEM, and the arts).

We also have several Togetherhood volunteer projects throughout the year, and a Youth Leadership Council.

Our three branches, Downtown Express, Southeast and Hogan YMCAs, provide a healthful, positive place to work out, take fitness classes, swim, shoot basketball and find fellowship and belonging with our members and staff.

Our beautiful overnight camp on Lake Guntersville, Camp Cha-La-Kee, is full of adventure: canoeing, hiking, a ropes course, a swimming pool, giant inflatables bobbing on Lake Guntersville, and plenty of activities that teach about leadership and community.

The combination of all of our services and programs provides an irreplaceable hub for our community.
— Jessica Luther

Please join us this Thursday, March 30th, as we donate 10 % of all sales to the Southeast YMCA. These funds will go directly towards developing their community programs discussed above. 

We open at 7am, when you can join us for breakfast and a cup of coffee. Then come back for lunch and a cupcake before we close at 6pm! All sales, including catering, dine in, bakery and carry out will be included for the donation, so come join us and enjoy FOOD FOR A CAUSE! 


Ashley Ramirez