How has the St. Cloud Y
changed your life?

Here are just a few of the stories our members have told us about how their lives have changed at the Y

My involvement in the Y has changed my life medically, emotionally, and socially. I am currently off all diabetes and high blood pressure medications, as well as sleeping pills. I have regained my faith in God. I have lost 100.5 pounds so far. Thank you for being a vital part of the metamorphosis of my life. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity for this financial aid and for all of the interaction, love and care you have invested in my life and that of others. 

We wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for the scholarship. It came at a time when we were reeling from a job loss, needing summer child care for our twin 8-year-olds and struggling mightily with what was undiagnosed depression in our 13-year-old. The scholarship was a lifeline and much more…your summer day camp was our first full-day, out-of-home child care experience. Wow!…It was the best thing we’ve ever done in St. Cloud. I’m not fully sure what makes the difference at the Y – perhaps the perfect water temperatures, enthusiastic staff or just the opportunity to ease into the environment via day camp. Whatever it was, we are grateful.

We would like to thank those who have generously donated to the St. Cloud Y. Through your generosity, we have been able to maintain a regular visitation schedule with our granddaughter. Our daughter lost custody and the relationship between us and our granddaughter’s father became strained. As grandparents, we have limited rights to see and visit our granddaughter in Minnesota, but the judge awarded us these visits at the Y. A few months after the ruling, my husband lost his job. If it were not for the scholarship at the Y, we would not have been able to continue the visits with our granddaughter. We all look forward to this time together and appreciate the opportunity.