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Launched in Fall 2021, the YMCA Here for Good Capital Campaign is raising $19.3 million to build a new child care center and reenvision the Y's Russell Street facility.

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Missoulian | Missoula YMCA Breaks Ground on New 4M Child Care Center

The Missoula Family YMCA held a groundbreaking on Thursday for the new $4 million Phyllis Washington Early Child Care Center. The new facility at the Y's Russell Street campus is just the first phase of construction for its Here for Good capital campaign, a multiyear effort to raise $19.3 million to completely revamp the campus.

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KPAX | Missoula YMCA Breaks Ground on New Child Care Building

The Missoula Family YMCA celebrated the start of construction on a new, 6,600-foot building to support early childcare and learning on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Supporters gathered on the YMCA campus to break ground for the construction of the Phyllis Washington Early Child Care Center.

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Missoula YMCA Closing in on $15M Campaign Goal for New Facility

With the countdown to the new year underway, the Missoula Family YMCA is looking to ring in 2023 having reached the $12 million mark in its ongoing capital campaign. The organization this week said it had raised $11.8 million in its goal to collect $15 million in its Here for Good campaign. That leaves just $200,000 left outstanding.

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Missoula YMCA Hopes to Reach $12M in Fundraising Campaign by Year's End

The Missoula Family YMCA is looking to break the $12 million mark in its revitalization campaign. Since September 2021 the YMCA privately raised $11.8 million. Organizers are hoping to bring in at least another $200,000 before the new year. The campaign's overall goal is to hit $15 million dollars to remodel the Russell Street campus and keep up with Missoula's growing population

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Missoula YMCA Closing in on $15M Campaign Goal for New Facility

With the countdown to the new year underway, the Missoula Family YMCA is looking to ring in 2023 having reached the $12 million-mark in its ongoing capital campaign. The organization this week said it had raised $11.8 million in its goal to collect $15 million in its Here for Good campaign. That leaves just $200,000 left outstanding.

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KGVO | YMCA Says Incredible Gift Will Help Critical Shortage of Infant Child Care

The CEO of the Missoula Family YMCA says a generous $2,000,000 gift from the Washington Foundation will help fill a critical gap for parents seeking care for the youngest children.  Heather Foster says the gift announced Thanksgiving weekend shows Dennis and Phyllis Washington's continued support of the "Y" and the Missoula community. News of the gift provides a major shot in the arm for the YMCA's campaign to completely re-work its Russell Street campus, with the agency showing its gratitude by naming the Early Child Care Center after Phyllis Washington, whose own children grew up playing at the "Y".

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NBC Montana | Missoula YMCA announces $2 million gift for new child care center

The Missoula Family YMCA received a $2 million gift to build a new early child care center. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation donated the money to replace the current building that was given to the organization 55 years ago. The money benefits the Y’s Here for Good capital campaign, which aims to raise $15 million to completely renovate the YMCA campus.

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KPAX | Missoula YMCA Receives $2M gift from Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

The Missoula YMCA has received $2 million to help build a new Early Child Care Center. The capital campaign gift from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation was made in support of the YMCA Here for Good capital campaign and will be used to help pay for the construction of a new childcare building on the YMCA’s Russell Street campus.

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Missoula Current | Missoula YMCA Receives $2M Gift From Washington Foundation for Expansion

The Missoula Family YMCA's drive to raise funds for an expanded facility received a large boost from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation on Friday, pushing the organization closer to its fundraising goals.The foundation's $2 million gift, made in support the YMCA Here for Good capital campaign, will help fund the construction of a new childcare building on the Russell Street campus next spring. “My kids grew up playing at the Missoula Y and we want to make sure younger generations of Missoula kids have a safe space to grow, learn and thrive,” Phyllis Washington said in an announcement.

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Montana Right Now | YMCA Inches Closer to Fundraising Goal for Major Renovations

The YMCA continues to fundraise towards a total of $15 million dollars to completely revamp its campus. According to Missoula County YMCA CEO Heather Foster, the main priority for this project is to better serve all Missoulians as the community grows, starting from infancy to older seniors with lower mobility. One of the major focuses will be addressing childcare shortages with a brand-new child care center, Foster shared. The new center would more than double the YMCA's capacity for infant care to 36 children under the age of 2. 

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Politics 406 | Missoula YMCA Unveils Plans for $15M Expansion Project

After years of planning and public input, the Missoula Family YMCA on Thursday finally unveiled plans for a $15 million expansion project for its headquarters at 3000 S. Russell Street. In addition to remodeling every square inch of its current facility, the Y plans to build a brand-new, 7,000-square-foot, $4 million early child care facility. It will be able to serve about 100 kids. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2023. The current little yellow building on the campus serves kids ages 6 weeks to about 3 but has seen soaring demand over the years.

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KPAX | Missoula YMCA Announces $11M Raised for Renovations Campaign

The Missoula YMCA kicked off the public phase of its Here for Good campaign on Thursday with an event at the Missoula County Fairgrounds.The campaign is a $15 million project designed to make improvements to the YMCA campus on South Russell Street. Over the last year, the group has been privately fundraising for improvements and $11 million has been raised during the initial stages of the campaign.

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NBC Montana | YMCA Kicks Off $15M Capital Campaign with Celebration in Missoula

A YMCA fundraising campaign is underway in Missoula -- it's called the "Here For Good" capital campaign. The goal is to raise money for a $15 million project to update the Y’s Russell Street campus and make several upgrades, including a new child care facility, youth innovation center and fitness studio.Thursday night’s celebration featured music, food trucks and a bounce house for the kids.The campaign started a year ago, and so far organizers have raised $11 million.

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October 6, 2022 | Here for Good Kickoff

Join the YMCA on Thursday, October 6, as it kicks off its Here for Good Capital Campaign! Stop by the Commercial Building at the Fairgrounds between 6:00–8:00 p.m. for food trucks, music, kid activities, and a peek at what's in store for the Missoula Y's next 50 years. Family-friendly and open to the public.

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December 2021 | Silent Phase Launches

Led by a committee of 22 community volunteers, the Missoula YMCA launched the silent phase of its $15 million Here for Good capital campaign.