Why Do We Support the Y?

As a family-owned and –operated company with headquarters in Sugar Land, Sprint Waste Services and the Sprint Fort Bend County Landfill have been long-time supporters of the Fort Bend Family YMCA and the many programs it provides to improve life for families in and around Fort Bend County. This year is no exception, and we are proud to continue our long tradition of underwriting this outstanding organization. Here, three reasons why we love to support our local YMCA:

We love happy campers. YMCAs in our area and across the country provide safe, fun summer camps for children of all ages. The YMCA’s trained, experienced and caring staff offer programs that nurture the campers’ spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Thanks to YMCA camps kids make new friends, build self-confidence and self-reliance, and learn to work as a team to solve problems.

The Y works in our backyard. Well, almost. We love that we can play a continuing role in making YMCA programs possible right in our neighborhood at the Four Corners Community Center. The Fort Bend YMCA provides free day camps for elementary school-age kids at the center, located at 15700 Old Richmond Road in Sugar Land, and just down the road from our headquarters and landfill. In fact, it was our pleasure to donate the land and much of the park equipment, and we couldn’t be happier to help the YMCA put this location to such good use.

The Y saves lives.. Did you know drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death among children in Texas, behind automobile accidents? Last year in Houston there were 49 drowning deaths among children age 14 or younger, and most of these occur in inner-city or at-risk areas. That’s why YMCAs across our area are addressing this serious community problem with water safety awareness and education programs—and by teaching swimming skills. Donation dollars help the YMCA provide these programs and free swim lessons to those who would not otherwise learn to swim.

We hope one of these reasons will speak to our customers, partners, vendors and employees as you consider which worthy causes to support within our community.