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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.




May Paw stepped foot in the United States with her family as a refugee, traveling only with the clothes she wore and speaking no English. She had never driven a car and was intimidated by the world around her. Today, she is thriving. She has learned English through the YMCA Literacy program and gotten her driver’s license. She started a small business through RISE, a YMCA-supported program to support refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs. Where there was once fear, she has found friends and been welcomed into her new community – all made possible thanks to generous Y donors.


Being a single mom is a struggle. For Sarah and Jasmine, making ends meet isn’t always easy, but there is never a shortage of love in their family. The mother daughter pair visit the Y nearly every weekend and Jasmine is able to participate in swim lessons, after school and more thanks to financial assistance provided by generous donors. This year, the Y was able to make Jasmine’s school year special with YMCA Bright Beginnings, a program that takes children back to school shopping and provides new school supplies so they can start the school year ready to learn.


Your gifts supports programs like:

  • Elementary & Middle School Before and After School Academygivejar
  • Summer Exploration Academy/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.

$75 Will give a child the opportunity to learn the life-saving skill of swimming or gain confidence during a season of youth sports.

$155 Sends a child to a week of summer day camp filled with enriching, healthy activities and positive role models.

$270 Provides one month of After School Academy care for a child in need of a safe place to go after the bell rings.

$420 Gives a senior one year of access to the YMCA where they can connect with new friends and improve their health.

$799 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.

$1,750 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 Academy care for a child for a school year, 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.