Your Impact

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We can be here for you and your community now and in the future. But we can't do it without your support. Read and listen to the stories from our community.


When you give to YMCA Giving, you can...

  • Help youth like Simi rebuild their lives

    Every day, at-risk youth face barriers and struggle to find the support they need. Eight years ago, Simi was a single mother to a 3-month-old, living in a women's shelter, but thanks to the Y, she has rebuilt her life. 

    Read Her Story

  • Shelley standing in front of the Jamie Platz Family YMCA pool, smiling at the camera.

    Create opportunities for people like Shelley to grow and thrive

    Shelley has Dissociative Identity Disorder, and the Y has been an integral part of her physical and mental wellness journey and finding a sense of belonging.

    Read Her Story

  • YMCA personal trainer helping YMCA member during a workout.

    Creating memories that last generations

    Cecil's story started in the pool at our very first Y 83 years ago. Later in life, he also brought his children and grandchildren to the Y so they too could have a Y experience.

    See his story

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Make an important gift today, and you can...


We want to hear your Y story!

If you have been impacted by a YMCA program or service and would like to share it with us, please complete a "My Story" form.

Submit a story

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