Cargill partners with Blair Family YMCA

Rebecca Prescott14 Oct 2011

Cargill is donating $150,000 to the Blair Family YMCA to support its early childhood development programme, Y Discoveries.

Created in 2008, the Y Discoveries programme aims to give families in Blair and surrounding communities more options for early childhood development. Cargill's donation will help expand and enhance the YMCA's facility to allow more toddlers and preschoolers to participate in the programme.

Funds will also support age-appropriate educational curriculum and social development activities for the children.

Sandra Ellis, executive director and CEO of the Blair Family YMCA, said: "The Blair Family YMCA is grateful to have Cargill as a corporate partner in the community. We have worked closely with our friends at Cargill to develop a strategic vision for our Y Discoveries programme, and look forward to enhancing our ability to serve local families."

Gavin Atkinson, manager of Cargill's corn milling facility in Blair, said: "We believe this programme has positive impacts on our community. Through the educational and social development opportunities the Y Discoveries program provides, Blair Family YMCA is helping local kids grow and thrive. We're proud to support its efforts."

Source: Cargill