In partnership with the Casco Bay branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine, L.L.Bean strives to engage more young people in healthy, active lifestyles.
Toward that goal, L.L.Bean has dedicated all proceeds from the 10K and 1-Mile Family Fun/Run Walk for the benefit of youth programs at the Y. Since 2001, more than $390,000 has been raised through the races specifically to provide financial assistance for children participating in in youth and family programs at the YMCA in Freeport, including summer camp, pre-school, and youth swim team. The grand total over the past twenty one years is equivalent to sending over 2,600 kids to a week of summer day camp.
The YMCA of Southern Maine is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay. They have been a strong and positive force in our community for more than 150 years. The Y’s four branches, five before-and-after-school sites, five camps, and child care center serve over 30,000 individuals each year in Cumberland and Northern York Counties.
Last year, the YMCA of Southern Maine provided more than $2.3 million in financial assistance to nearly 9,000 youth, individuals, and families to ensure community access to all YMCA programs. The YMCA of Southern Maine is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive community for all. Anchored in neighborhoods throughout Cumberland and Northern York County, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to deliver lasting personal and social change.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.