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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. You can help kids learn, grow and thrive, as well as ensure no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Donations provide financial assistance to make Y programs available to everyone in our community.

Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can do so much more.




Elizabeth Wagoner was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma just days before her foster daughters were coming to live with her. The Y was able to offer financial assistance so that her foster daughters could attend After School and YMCA Camp Hanes, plus Elizabeth was able to join the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Today, Elizabeth is cancer free and “so grateful to the Y for allowing my family to experience things we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.”


YMCA Summer Learning Academies (SLAs) give students from Title I schools the opportunity to stay on grade level while having a great time in a structured environment. SLAs are five week programs where K-5 students attend one of five sites and continue their education during the summer. Following lessons developed by a Curriculum Coordinator hired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system, students are taught by teachers from the local school and are better prepared for the upcoming school year. Students are provided breakfast and lunch and many of them are joined by their siblings who otherwise may go hungry at meal time. For more, click here.


Your gifts supports programs like:

  • Elementary & Middle School Before and After School Childcaregivejar
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Adult Literacy Program
  • Swim Lessons
  • Youth Leaders Club
  • YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Summer Learning Academies
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Teen Programs
  • Senior Programs
  • Family Events

We appreciate your support. Thank you for helping make a difference.

How Can I Support The Y?

Find out more about ways to give and volunteer opportunities.

Where Your Donations Go

We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community, but we need your help. Your gift to the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will have a lasting impact by helping us to reach more people through life-changing programs and services.

$60 Will give a child the opportunity to learn the life-saving skill of swimming or gain confidence during a season of youth sports.

$135 Sends a child to a week of summer day camp filled with enriching, healthy activities and positive role models.

$385 Gives a senior one year of access to the YMCA where they can connect with new friends and improve their health.

$769 Sends a child to YMCA Camp Hanes for one week of outdoor education and character-building activities.

$1,200 Develops a group of teens as future leaders as they learn from mentors through after-school programs, community outreach, Achievers, and Youth and Government programs.

$1,500 Provides one week of Summer Learning Academy for 15 students helping prevent summer learning loss.

$2,500 Provides values-driven YMCA Before and After School Care for a child, allowing his or her parent(s) to work or attend school, knowing their child is in a safe, nurturing environment.

With your help, the YMCA can continue to turn no one away due to an inability to pay. When a YMCA volunteer contacts you, please say yes. It truly can make a difference in so many lives.