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If you come to the Y, volunteer with us, work at a branch or give to a campaign, we want to know what it means to you.

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My Y Story: Ashley Cook

ASHLEY COOK: 2021 KID KINDNESS GRANT WINNER 6-year-old Ashley Cook of Hudson, N.H., is a young girl with a big heart. This first grade student at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson loves Barbie dolls, playing with her friends and cheerleading. Our Y staff may know Ashley from Camp Create. She’s also taken swimming lessons… Read more »

My Y Story: Carol Lemay

CAROL LEMAY: RETIREMENT IS OFFERING A LOT MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASSES AND FUN AT THE Y Before Carol Lemay retired as a 4th grade teacher in Nashua, she used to get to the Y one day a week for swimming and yoga, usually on Saturdays. During school vacation weeks, she made a point to swim… Read more »

My Y Story: Joy Devins

JOY DEVINS: WEARING MANY HATS AT THE YMCA IS REWARDING Joy Devins wears many  YMCA hats: member, Board member, camper parent, donor, and Y ambassador in the community! “Belonging to the Y feels like belonging to a true community center. My first introduction to the Y was after I had my children and I wanted… Read more »

My Y Story: Drew Hefflefinger

DREW HEFFLEFINGER: THE ENJOYMENT OF VOLUNTEERING AT THE Y IS REALLY UPLIFTING When YMCA member Drew Hefflefinger heard about an opportunity to help the community two years ago, he signed on with the Y to help in the produce distribution program. “I wanted to be involved in the community. When I saw Terri’s (Terri McGrew,… Read more »

My Y Story: Diandra Jimenez

DIANDRA JIMENEZ: FROM Y SWIM LESSONS TO LIFEGUARD 23-year-old Diandra Jimenez has always been an avid swimmer. “Gerry (Carney) taught me swimming lessons at the Nashua Y when I was a kid. My parents had a pool and would not open it until school ended for summer break, because I was always in it.” It’s… Read more »

My Y Story: Bill and Nancy Dubois

BILL AND NANCY DUBOIS: VOLUNTEERING AS A COUPLE IS A WIN-WIN FOR US, AND THE COMMUNITY Nancy Dubois has been a Y member for over 40 years! “I joined the Y when it was on Prospect Street and both my girls were young. Angela was in ballet and Alison was on the synchronized swim team…. Read more »

My Y Story: Megan Morin

MEGAN MORIN: HELP FOR A MOM WHO WAS FEELING ALONE We had the pleasure of hearing from Megan Morin, who shared her Y story at our 135th Annual Meeting last week. Good morning, everyone. My name is Megan, and I am a single mom of three children; Lyla who is soon to be 12 years… Read more »