2015 | A Wonderful Year

December 12th, 2015

MUSIC ENRICHMENT: YES continues to support live concert experiences for McMinnville 3rd and 4th graders and provide scholarships for the McMinnville School District Summer Music Camp. In 2016, we intend to bring a live music experience to school children in all the other cities in Yamhill County.

NOURISH YAMHILL VALLEY: YES helped support the publication of the Yamhill Valley Food Guide – a resource guide to connect local consumers with local food. It is a priority in 2016 to find more ways to support our local farming community.

BOUNTY OF YAMHILL COUNTY (BOYC): We launched an ambitious 3-day program that raised almost $40,000, and garnered national media attention including mentions is USA TODAY and Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine. Save the date for next year – the fun will happen August 26-28th, 2016.

BOOKS FOR BABIES: We’re thrilled to announce that our Imagination Library program has grown by almost 300% in Yamhill County. We started the year at 398 children and now have 1,313 little ones enrolled in the program. We’ve mailed 9,116 books to date! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends an age appropriate book in the mail to children ages 0-5. It is absolutely FREE to children in Yamhill County. YES raises the funds to pay the $25 per child per year to support the program.