SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
The Y is a charity that provides healthy, beneficial programming to our community. We rely on support from people like you to help us continue and expand these programs. From Child Care to Cardio, Swim Lessons to Spin Class, and Volleyball to Volunteerism, we're the best resource for your family and your community.
MAKING AN IMPACT
“Our experience at the YMCA has been nothing short of amazing. My son Ethan started in a stage A and B class with me in May of 2019 and has moved his way up to a pre-school stage 3 to build on his water stamina in a few short months after. I truly appreciate the confidence, passion, patience, consistency and effective communication that all the swim instructors at the Y possess. Ms. Alexis has not only instilled a sense of belonging in my child, but also played a part in him becoming water safe and successful in the water.”
“I would like to express my appreciation and happiness with your after-school program for my daughter Megan De La Rosa. The facility is always clean and I am so relieved to know that her safety is one of your major concerns. The pick up at her school is also very helpful to me because I work in Downey, which doesn’t allow me to drop her off or get her to your facility in time. Your attention to timing with the pick up has been very convenient, especially so that Megan can also attend her Pioneer special after school activities. The staff is always professional and helpful to Megan. She feels very safe and happy there. She tells me that your activities are fun and meaningful for her mental well-being. I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
-Denise De La Rosa
2019 CONTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTION
At the Y we promise to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Every youngster deserves to be a Y kid and participate in life changing programs! Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y your gift has a meaningful and enduring impact right in your community.
Open Doors Distribution (Financial Assistance)
Make a Difference, Give Today!
Follow the link below to donate via Credit Card or Bank Draft. Additionally, donations can be made at any of our West End YMCA Locations
WHAT ARE YOU SUPPORTING?
We're focused on 3 major initiatives that we know will bring positive change to our community. Supporting the Y means helping to increase child safety around water, prevent falls in our Senior community, reduce childhood obesity, and provide positive experiences for children in our Camp and Thrive programs. Your support is critical!
ELIMINATE THE RISK OF DROWNING
In California, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of 5. We're working hard to eliminate this unacceptable risk by providing water safety programs that will save lives!
GIVE RESILIENCY AND OPPORTUNITIES
To reduce risky behaviors, our Thriving Kids Initiative helps children discover an interest they are passionate about - a spark - and connects them to a caring adult. This reduces the occurrence of risky behaviors by more than 35%.
CREATE A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ACCOMPLISHMENT
We hike. We swim. We kayak. We build campfires. We make lanyards. We get messy. We have fun. We make friendships and memories that last a lifetime. YMCA Camping programs build character, connect children to mentors, and teach what it means to be an integral part of a community.