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Family Service partners with YMCA of Bucks County for staff membership program

Employees can prioritize their wellness and connect with others who have similar interests

Family Service Association of Bucks County, in partnership with the YMCA of Bucks County, announced a “Cause Membership” that aims to support the health and wellness of its employees.

YMCA of Bucks County is currently offering a cause membership to those who support a meaningful cause, so they can connect with others having similar interests and prioritize their own wellness.

Family Service is the first area nonprofit to enroll in this program, which provides members of eight cause groups with the Y Wellness 24/7 virtual platform. Signing up for the program unlocks thousands of live and on-demand fitness classes. Additionally, as a “thank you,” the YMCA is providing Family Service participants with 10 free guest passes to visit the Bucks County facility in-person.

Julie Dees, chief executive officer at Family Service, said this unique platform offers many opportunities that she’s been seeking to share with her staff for years. “Our employees work very hard, often under very challenging and stressful circumstances, to ensure the wellbeing of our Bucks County neighbors,” she said. “By offering this cause membership, the YMCA has given our employees a healthy place to go on their own terms, to concentrate on their personal health and wellness goals, while also networking with other people in their field.”

The eight membership cause group categories are: Veterans, Cancer Wellness, Empowering At-Risk Youth, Eliminating Financial Barriers to Y Programs, Special Needs/Abilities, Mental Health, Human Services and Water Safety. Along with their cause, members are invited to participate in a Connection Group: Mindfulness, Nutrition, Senior Connection, Parent Support, Overall Fitness/Wellness, Book Club, Running a 5K and a Passion into Action Group.

“We are so excited to be offering this opportunity for Y members and the community to be directly connected to our philanthropic mission and service,” said Debbie Sontupe, chief development officer of YMCA of Bucks County. “With our eight cause membership choices and connection groups, members get to be involved in the causes they care about while connecting with others and addressing their own wellbeing.”

Visit ymcabucks.org/cause for more information.

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