We’re more than a gym. We’re here for all, every day, with programs that encourage healthy families, connect people to supportive resources, give kids confidence and a voice in our community, and inspire social good. Thank you to our community and special guests who helped us Kick Off our Annual Campaign on March 28. Learn more about real-life Heroes who inspire us every day in our cause to strengthen community.
Be a Hero, For a Better Us!
Join our cause today to become a Y Champion and volunteer or give to the Annual Campaign. All it takes is:
> Make your own gift to the Annual Campaign.
> Share the love on Crowdrise. Make a list of three people or businesses you can ask to join you in support of the Y.
> Support events that bring community together to help those who need us the most.
Be a part of something great!
Go boldly and GIVE TODAY.
In 2017, The Community YMCA gave over $871,250 in financial assistance and program subsidies to 1,746 local youth and families in Monmouth County. This year, our community needs more heroes and support to the 2018 Annual Campaign.
Our annual campaign goal this year is to raise $405,000 to expand life-changing programs that strengthen lives. We can only do this with your help. Here are some of the ways your donation will make a difference:
|> Strengthen foundations for youth and families through access to safe and enriching child care for working parents, at home family support and school-based counseling for vulnerable families, and preventative programs that connect community to critical pathways and resources.
|> Encourage healthy spirit, mind and body in everyday lives for people of all ages. From diabetes prevention and LIVESTRONG cancer recovery support, to in-school nutrition and fitness programs that help combat childhood obesity, the Y is here for healthy living.
|> Help kids reach their full potential through youth and teen programs that help to close the achievement gap, give kids access to summer camp experiences, and provide a framework of social support at school and in the home — grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my gift be used?
Donations to the Annual Support Campaign are used to fund the Y’s financial assistance programs for those who cannot afford to pay the full price for Y programs and services. In addition, the Annual Support Campaign provides seed money for the establishment of new programs and services or the expansion of programs and services to new communities or neighborhoods.
Why should I give to the Annual Support Campaign? I already pay my membership dues and program fees.
Membership dues and program fees are established to offset the direct costs of delivering YMCA programs and services to our members and program participants. Annual Support donations are used to provide scholarships to those who cannot afford the full cost of dues or program registration. All scholarships are awarded on a financial need-based sliding scale.
I am not a member of the YMCA. Why should I give?
The Community YMCA provides the community with quality programs that help children, teens, families and seniors live healthy and productive lives. If you live, work, or own a business in the area, you can be assured that your donation is making Monmouth County a better place to live, work and raise a family.
What happens if I am unable to pay my pledge at a later date?
We understand that you will make your pledge in good faith. If, at a later time, unforeseen circumstances make it impossible for you to fulfill your pledge, or if doing so would cause you undue hardship, you may defer or cancel your pledge simply by notifying The Community YMCA.
Can I give online?
Can I designate my gift to a particular program or branch?
Yes, you can choose to have your gift be applied wherever it is most needed or, if you are connected to a particular branch or program and prefer your gift be used there, just indicate on your pledge card or check how you would like your gift used.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, The Community YMCA is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. As such, all charitable gifts received in the Annual Support Campaign are tax-deductible to the extent of the tax code.