CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston branch of Alsco Inc., a linen and uniform rental services company, recently donated $1,500 to Cane Bay Family YMCA. This contribution will help fund YMCA programming at the new facility, including staff and day-to-day expenses.
Bill Hall, owner of Hall Management Group, leads the fundraising effort for the new Cane Bay facility as its capital campaign chair. “We learned about the opportunity to contribute from Mr. Hall, who sent a letter to his business partners and others describing the details of the YMCA and how they help kids and families in our area,” said Ryan Barry, general manager of Alsco’s Charleston branch. “Halls Group and their restaurants — some of the top restaurants in the U.S. — are great customers of ours, and Mr. Hall’s dedication to the community is inspiring to all of us. This project will mean a lot to the communities the new facility will serve.”
Contributions to local YMCAs are immediately put to work helping families and children enjoy healthy lifestyles. “Due to the fact that we don’t turn anyone away for an inability to pay for a membership or sports program, monies donated will go toward a sliding-scale scholarship fund,” said Kimberly Nolte, branch director for YMCA in Berkeley County. “We have strong community ties and have the support of our local clubs and sports teams. Donating through our Brick Program is a great way to engage with a nonprofit and be recognized for a contribution.”
Last year, the YMCA of Greater Charleston broke ground for its new, state-of-the-art facility in Cane Bay. This facility will include an elevated walking track, exercise equipment, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, an aquatic center, a library, and health and wellness programs for families. The facility has room to grow, which is good news for the burgeoning communities of Berkeley County.
Ryan Barry added, “The community of Charleston is like a family, and it’s our responsibility to help one another. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people in our great community.”
About YMCA of Greater Charleston
Cannon Street YMCA is one of the oldest heritage YMCAs in the United States, having existed for 151 years. The Cane Bay YMCA is the newest addition to the YMCA of Greater Charleston association and the largest in Lowcountry. The 54,000-square-foot facility will host many programs that benefit a rural community. With funding from the USDA and various contributors, we are thrilled for this $24 million facility to open at the end of September. Learn more about YMCA of Greater Charleston at https://www.ymcagc.org.