ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Alsco St. Louis branch of Alsco Inc., the premier linen and uniform rental services company, recently made a donation to the YMCA Trout Lodge and YMCA Camp Lakewood in the St. Louis area. The YMCA has a long history of working with communities across the country to deliver programs that strengthen the health and well-being of children, such as running outdoor education programs and camps all across the United States. These camps provide a natural setting for experiential outdoor education and help children learn how to lead healthy lives and deal with social responsibilities.
No child, family, or adult is turned away at the YMCA. However, this means the YMCA relies on community donations from partners and individuals to achieve their goal. Each year, close to 8,000 children and adults receive much-needed financial assistance from the YMCA. Donations like Alsco’s provide the opportunity for special-needs families to participate in a retreat for networking, educational workshops, and respite.
“Our donation will help give children the needed assistance to participate in outdoor educational opportunities that will help them learn to be confident, healthy, connected, and secure,” said Dennis Chandler, Alsco St. Louis general manager. “We are excited to offer this support to our community,” he continued, and added that Alsco is proud to be able to make this contribution.
About Gateway Region YMCA: The YMCA was initially founded in London, England, in 1844 to respond to unhealthy social conditions by putting Christian principles into practice in a nonsectarian way to build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies. The idea of the YMCA spread rapidly to the United States. The Gateway Region YMCA (greater St. Louis area) was founded in 1853, and has since become one of the leading health and human service organizations in St. Louis. YMCA facilities provide community gathering and recreational areas as well as fitness centers, swimming pools, child care facilities, sports programming, student volunteer centers and learning labs, including YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge. For more information or to make a donation, visit Gateway Region YMCA at https://www.gwrymca.org/.
Dennis Chandler General Manager Alsco St. Louis