PLYMOUTH – The A.D. Makepeace Company has contributed $137,000 to the Old Colony YMCA to kickstart “Giving Tuesday.”
The contribution, composed of several donations over the course of 2022, includes a leadership gift to fund the new swimming pool at Redbrook, the village in South Plymouth being developed by the A.D. Makepeace Company.
“Our partnership with the Old Colony Y dates back many years and includes support for their innovative programming throughout the South Shore,” said Jim Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “This Y has stepped up to help address some of society’s most complicated problems and to make the South Shore region a better place to live and work.”
Mr. Kane, who also serves on the Old Colony Y’s Board of Directors, specifically mentioned the organization’s mentoring programs, mental health services, and food insecurity help as important programs in the community.
“A.D. Makepeace has made significant investments to bring our YMCA to Redbrook, and we cannot thank them enough for believing in our mission and valuing our presence here in this community,” said Vincent Marturano, President & CEO of Old Colony YMCA. “Without their support, much of the work we do here in Plymouth simply wouldn’t be possible.”
The Y’s “Giving Tuesday” focus is supporting kids and families through the holidays. Individuals and companies are asked to sponsor children or families to help with presents, food, warm clothes, or simply financial support. More information is available at www.oldcolonyymca.org/give-back/joyful-impact.
Presenting a ceremonial check on Mr. Kane’s behalf was Daniel Gorczyca, vice president of the A.D. Makepeace Company.
“Since the early planning stages at Redbrook, ADM has viewed the Old Colony YMCA as an important partner,” said Mr. Gorczyca. “This was the first building constructed here, and remains the heart of the community.”
The Y offers affordable child care and camp to families, anti-gang programs for at-risk youth, health and fitness programs for families, workforce development, mental health and substance abuse services through our licensed clinic, and numerous other services and programs that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body. Founded in 1887, the Old Colony YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization serving more than 130,000 people annually in communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts through 11 branches located in Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Middleboro, Plymouth, Stoughton, and Taunton.
The 166-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is developer of the award-winning Redbrook, North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.