Jonathan Penrose
YLOA-YSPUC General Manager

YLP Cares is a new, not for profit, charitable organization that was authorized by the board last year. It is independent from YLOA and was established to help our community qualify for grants, encourage volunteerism and provide financial assistance to local residents.

Various YLOA employees and board members have committed to personally donate at least $5,000 in initial funding. Other members of our community will be given the opportunity to contribute and to participate in various projects as well.

Some of these funds will be used to help those on fixed incomes with current and future dues increases. These are not funds from YLOA, but funds from caring residents who wish to help others in our community who are experiencing financial difficulties.

The initial Articles of Incorporation have been completed, to be followed by an application for status as a federally approved 501c3. Once approved, YLP Cares will be able to accept tax-deductible donations.

Additional details regarding YLP Cares will be made available in the coming weeks, including: meeting times, board appointments and how to apply for financial assistance if this year’s increase in assessments will cause economic hardship.