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For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
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Stories of Giving to the YMCA


Keith & Buck's Story

Keith and Buck come to the Y because that’s where they found a new family. Sometimes small communities need big hearts like the Y has to embrace everyone. The Y is a diverse organization that joins people together. Watch the video to learn about Keith and Buck's story.

The Y’s cause is to strengthen communities and that’s what your gift will do – strengthen your community. For many youth and families, the Y is the community center where new friendships are made and old friends swap stories. Children see neighbors as role models and grandparents gather for cards, coffee and conversation.


Alan's Story

Alan is busy with his profession and family; he knows that giving back is a value that endures. For seven years, he’s helped strengthen his community by volunteering with the Y and raising funds to help children facing hardships. The Y offers opportunities for giving that foster communities coming together. Watch the video to learn about Alan's story.

When you give to the Y, you help a neighbor in need. Join us in promoting youth development and fostering healthy living in your neighborhood. Each of these areas have a long-range impact for all of us. Your gift ensures that the Y’s programs and services will be open to all.


Eric's Story

As a single dad with special needs sons, Eric faces more challenges than most parents. Not one but two of his sons have special needs. The Y made a difference this summer. Watch the video to learn about Eric's story.

All kids deserve a chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Your gift will improve a child’s behavior, health and opportunities for educational achievement.


Makita's Story
As she walked out of the doctor’s office in tears, Makita knew she needed the Y to save her life. Her weight was an impending death sentence. The Y provided support for Makita to make a change. Watch the video to learn about Makita’s story.

You can improve the nation’s health and wellbeing by starting in your community. Your gift to the Y brings families closer together, supports fitness and fun and provides opportunities to manage chronic diseases in a supportive environment.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.