[SARASOTA, Fla. December 19, 2017]– The Sarasota Family YMCA is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 from the Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee. The Y will use the funds to invest in the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program. These generous contributions from Bank of American Client Foundation will improve the lives of children, families and individuals to create lasting change in the community.

HIPPY provides free, in-home parent and child engagement to families facing overwhelming poverty. The program helps lay the foundation for reaching grade level reading proficiency and achieving academic success and serves as an excellent early educational program for preschool age children. Since 1992, HIPPY has been serving a targeted population of families in Sarasota areas with the greatest economic, social and educational challenges.


About Sarasota YMCA:

THE SARASOTA YMCA is a nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development by nurturing the potential of every child and teen; healthy living by improving the community’s health and well-being; and social responsibility by giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Every day, we work to make sure that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information visit or call 941.951.2916.