Give to the Y, Unlock Potential
Lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Your gift makes an immediate, lasting impact in your community. People striving to overcome difficult circumstances are able to become healthier and more confident as they connect with YMCA programs and services.
Your donation stays in our community, with 95 cents of every dollar going directly to programs and financial assistance.
Give today and make a positive change in your community! Join the Y in nurturing youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility.
Addressing Critical Local Needs
Your gift enables the Y to help people affected by some of our community’s most serious issues:
- More than 13% of Seattle residents are living below the federal poverty level ($22,050 annually for a family of four).
- In 2009, more than half of King County adults were either overweight or obese, and almost a quarter of young people were overweight or at risk of becoming so.
- About one-third of Seattle students don’t graduate high school with their peers.
With your support, the Y can continue to address these and other pressing issues – and expand our work to reach more people.
Turn Your Gift Into…
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for Youth Development. Through the Y, thousands of local youth are learning the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement – right now and in the future.
Through our 12 branches and two resident camps, the Y promotes Healthy Living. We’re passionate about providing guidance and resources to help people maximize their health and prevent chronic disease. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters community connections through fitness, sports and shared interests.
The Y has been listening and responding to the needs of our neighbors for more than 130 years. Social Responsibility is central to who we are. Through education and training in neighborhoods, connecting diverse demographic populations and building healthier communities with partners, the Y fosters care and respect for all.