Posted on July - 10 - 2012 Comments Off

Aurora Johnston, 16, and Amanda Clarke, 15, have enjoyed being a part of the Chester Family YMCA Swim Team for years. So, when they saw that kids at another local Y didn’t have swimsuits, they didn’t hesitate to help out.

“We were at the Y for a swim meet and we saw fliers that they needed suits for the younger kids at the Northside Y. We knew we could help because we have suits that we just don’t use. So, we made a poster and sent emails to people asking them to bring their old swimsuits,” said Johnston.
Within days, the girls collected and donated over 60 swimsuits, along with swim goggles, to kids at the Northside Family YMCA.
“I feel great. It makes me happy knowing these kids are going to have the privilege to swim,” said Johnston. “Swimming is a big part of our lives and we want it to be a part of these kids’ lives as well.”
Clarke agrees and credits the values she’s learned at the Y with encouraging her to make a difference. “Help out as much as you can because the little things you do can make the biggest impact. It can change someone’s life.”
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