Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.


As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.  To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders just like you!

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change.  Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the health and well-being of you or your family, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.

At the Y, we believe in prevention. We believe that it is easier to keep a child healthy than to cure a disease. We believe that recreation is cheaper than rehabilitation. We believe in role models.  We believe in strong characters, positive values and communities of support. 

We believe prevention works:                                      

  • When we teach them to eat well and move often, we lower their risk of disease.  
  • When we model balance, laughter and play, we lower their risk of depression.
  • When we give them role models, we increase their chance for success in school.
  • When we keep them challenged and engaged, we keep them away from drugs.
  • When we help their parents raise strong kids, we help our entire community.

When you give a child a YMCA, you are giving that child safe out-of-school care, healthy foods, active living, quality time with family, a nurturing community and positive role models. When, together, we give this to thousands of our children, we give our community a generation of kids who are confident, healthy, strong and hopeful.

We believe, as it is said, that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your entire donation is designated to YMCA Youth and Family Scholarships locally, ensuring that no child is ever turned away from the Y’s programs because of his or her family’s inability to pay.

We believe in prevention.