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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.




“To invest in children, you can’t go wrong.” The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program gives children the basic, life-saving skills they need in order to swim. Thankfully, through generous donors and grant funding, it’s a service we provide to families regardless of their means. Because at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, we believe that every child should know how to swim and that every family can have peace of mind when their children are in the water – all made possible thanks to generous Y donors.


“Representation is huge.” The mission of the YMCA Achievers Program is to assist students in graduating from high school and prepare them for post-secondary opportunities. More than 1,500 students in the Achievers Program were prepared for education outside of high school in the 2018-19 school year. And students who go through this program have a much higher chance of graduating high school than without it. Your donations help more students be a part of this amazing program.


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.

$825 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.