YMCA Business Partners Support Mission

Two new business partners in Easton, Chick-fil-A and Kohls, are supporting the mission of the YMCA of the Chesapeake. Since opening, Chick-fil-A has donated food and coupons for YMCA programs and events, including membership appreciation picnics, the groundbreaking to the new Thomas E. Hill Center for Youth Development at the Easton Family YMCA, the kick-off for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA Capital Campaign celebration, and the YMCA Run for Hospice. Kohl’s community engagement program, which focuses on initiatives for children and women’s health, has provided employee volunteers for two YMCA events, the Member Appreciation Picnic in Easton and the Fall Festival in St. Michaels. Kohl’s plans to support the upcoming Optimist Christmas tree sale at the YMCA and the YMCA Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament in February. Chick-fil-A and Kohl’s join Food Lion of Easton in providing ongoing support for YMCA events. The upcoming YMCA Run for Hospice has 41 business sponsors this year, up from the 18 sponsors of last year’s event.

Pictured left to right are Nancy Labat, YMCA Director of Community Engagement, Yolanda Loften, Assistant Store Manager at Kohl’s of Easton; F. Graham Lee, YMCA Chief Development Officer; Josh Horner, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Easton, and Julie Quick, Director of Marketing at Chick-fil-A in Easton.