Health and wellness for all

Since opening in 2010, the Witham Family YMCA has become a vibrant community hub for the roughly 15,000 residents of Lebanon, Indiana. It provides programs and resources that help people of all ages maintain healthy lifestyles, while ensuring that everyone, regardless of background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Ellinger Riggs Insurance needs your vote by August 31 to win $10,000 for the Witham Family YMCA. Read about their dedication to the cause and then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

Building strong communities

The YMCA strengthens communities around the world by bringing people together and helping them reach their potential. In a small town like Lebanon, located about 30 miles from Indianapolis, this outreach takes many forms.

The Witham Family YMCA is a place where kids can learn to swim, enjoy after-school activities, make friends and develop leadership skills and healthy habits that last a lifetime. Families benefit from free or affordable child care, early learning programs, camps and other activities. And adults and seniors can receive employment training, take group exercise classes and improve their health through programs such as a diabetes prevention initiative the branch started in 2013.

The Y also provides something vital to all communities — access. Along with promoting physical, mental and spiritual wellness, the organization provides a critical safety net for those who need it. That’s why one of its primary goals is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. This final point underscores why community support is so important to the success of the Witham Family YMCA.

 

The Witham Family YMCA has made a significant positive impact in our community and we’re proud to support its mission.”

– Nick Threlkeld, Agent, Ellinger Riggs Insurance

Keeping the doors open

Ellinger Riggs Insurance has supported the Witham Family YMCA since 2018. The effort is led by agent Nick Threlkeld, who rallies volunteers for fundraisers and other events on behalf of the agency. He’s also the current chairman of the local YMCA Advisory Board and serves on the Community Engagement Committee.

Over the past four years, the agency has supported a variety of YMCA programs. The staff has helped provide books and school supplies to elementary and middle school students, organized volunteers for an annual Veterans Day event and supported a free Breakfast with Santa event where hundreds of community members gather for food, games, crafts and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. And that’s just the short list.

In addition, the agency is a proud member the YMCA Triangle Society, a group of individuals and companies that make multi-year financial commitments to the Y. This consistent funding helped keep the Witham YMCA branch staffed and open during the pandemic when the community needed its programs more than ever.

“There is something for everyone at the Witham Family YMCA,” said Nick Threlkeld, an agent at Ellinger Riggs Insurance. “It has made a significant positive impact in our community since it opened, and our agency is proud to support its mission.”

Partnering for the greater good

When a community comes together, great things can happen. This is particularly true during trying times like a pandemic when collaboration is key. “Community partnership is essential to fulfilling our mission,” said Kim Newnam, the Executive Director of the Witham Family YMCA. “We’re grateful that Nick and the Ellinger Riggs Insurance team consistently pitch in to help, especially when times are tough.”

 

“Community partnership is essential to fulfilling our mission, and we’re grateful that Nick and the Ellinger Riggs Insurance team consistently pitch in to help.”Kim Newnam, Executive Director, Witham Family YMCA

Working towards a brighter future

A $10,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance would help fund the Witham Family YMCA’s diabetes prevention program and water safety classes for kids and adults. Help Ellinger Riggs win another $5,000 for Witham Family YMCA by leaving a comment below and sharing their story to social media using the buttons to the left.

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Luke Royal
6 minutes ago

Great organization!

Tyler Shorter
1 hour ago

Let’s go YMCA!!!

Julie
22 hours ago

what a great place for families to spend time together

Katie Pollock
2 days ago

I ❤️ the Witham Family YMCA! Awesome staff and awesome class offerings!

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Kristi K
2 days ago

Awesome YMCA

Samy
3 days ago

It is just crazy how awesome this place is!!

Leslie Cude
3 days ago

The ymca awesome

Ari L
3 days ago

The YMCA is awesome

Linda S
3 days ago

This is a wonderful organization!!

Heather
3 days ago

Almost half way to our Goal of 500, keep those Votes coming!!! Thank you 🙂

Lorie
3 days ago

My best friend works at the Y. She loves HF er job!!! Wahoo Witham Family YMCA

Diana B
3 days ago

What a great response! Keep it going and thanks to Nick and the Ellinger Riggs Insurance team for making it possible.

Tony
3 days ago

I’ve just started using the Witham Family Y and am really enjoying it!

Samy
3 days ago

This place rocks!

Emily
3 days ago

That’s great!

Heather
4 days ago

Thank you for Voting and helping the Witham Family Y make a difference!!

Abbie Kienitz
4 days ago

Love the Y!

Cindy
4 days ago

Love the Y!

Tyler Shorter
4 days ago

Love the Y!!!

Off Canvas
4 days ago

Supporting local is so impactful!

Sherry
5 days ago

Love the Y

Mary
5 days ago

Witham YMCA !!!!

Kathy Hiland
5 days ago

The Witham Family Y is such an incredible asset to the Lebanon community!

Gregg Hiland
5 days ago

Thank you for supporting the Witham Family Y!

Kelsey Carr
5 days ago

Witham Y is the best Y!

Mariah Kulkin
5 days ago

Congrats!

Heather
5 days ago

Easy way to support the Witham Family Y is to Vote early and often!!

Kristi
5 days ago

Love the Witham YMCA! It’s members, staff and community.

Katie
5 days ago

Love the Y!

Tiffany H
5 days ago

People in the Y + People who volunteer for the Y = A Great Place to Be!

Shana
5 days ago

Love, love, love the Witham Y!

Natasha Bellak
5 days ago

Love the YMCA!

Jake Kasarda
5 days ago

Such of a great cause!

John
5 days ago

Great facility, great people

Sarah
5 days ago

Community-led organizations are so important!

Leslie
5 days ago

Great work!

Emily
5 days ago

the Witham YMCA is an incredible place!

Jenny
6 days ago

What a fantastic opportunity! The Witham Y does great things for the community.

Kimberly
6 days ago

The YMCA is not just a place to work out. I have made life long friends who inspire and encourage me.

Liz
6 days ago

What an incredible partnership!

Molly
6 days ago

Appreciate all you do, as well as Nick + team’s support!

Tyler Shorter
6 days ago

Such a wonderful center, making a huge difference in the community.

Jim Wood
6 days ago

The Witham Y is making a difference very day.

Cody
6 days ago

What a great opportunity for our Y! The Witham Family YMCA is such a wonderful asset to the community.

Rachael
6 days ago

Good luck!

Sherry
6 days ago

The Y is a place all communities should have.

Kayla
6 days ago

The Y rocks!!

Anita
6 days ago

So blessed to have the Witham Family YMCA in our community for all ages!!

Ellie
6 days ago

The Witham YMCA does GREAT work!

Kenny Kincaid
6 days ago

Vote for this great local organization
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