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

Throughout the area, countless people know the Western Community Center YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think.  With programs from A to Z—like athletics to advocacy, dance classes to disease prevention, volleyball to volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen bodies, we strengthen people, families and communities.

YMCA programs and services are made available to all people in the communities it serves. Therefore, no one is turned away because of their inability to pay. Financial assistance is available for both membership and program services. The YMCA also subsidizes worthwhile youth programs that meet community needs such as youth sports, youth swim lessons and school age child care.

Your financial gift will help to strengthen the Barry area by helping individuals and families through programs and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Funds to pay for worthwhile YMCA programs and services come from several sources, including donations from the community. There are several ways for individuals or businesses to help support the work of the YMCA.

Annual Campaign

The Y. So Much More™

In the spring of each year, numerous YMCA volunteers solicit donations from individuals and businesses in the local area. These contributions allow the YMCA to provide financial assistance for kids and families and subsidize youth development programs.

Monetary donations for the Annual Campaign are not limited to the campaign period in the spring of the year, but may be made at any time. If you are approached by a volunteer during the campaign period, please give generously.

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New Equipment Campaign

Phase 2 of new equipment is developing but WE NEED YOUR HELP to make the dream a reality. If every member donates $20 or more, the entire cost would be covered! Please consider making a donation TODAY!

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In-Kind Gifts

Like many other non-profits, the Western YMCA has operational and facility needs that are outside the scope of the normal budgetary abilities. There are items of every price range on our Wish List. It could be anything from new computer equipment or programs, building supplies, a new treadmill, toys for our youth programs, replacement fitness balls, or field goalposts. For anyone interested in making a physical donation of a needed item, please contact the Branch Director.

The Gift of Time

Sometimes the hardest thing to give is one’s time. The Western YMCA has many opportunities for volunteerism. We are always looking for coaches, campaigners, office staff and committee members. For more information, look at our Volunteer section.

To speak with someone about any of the above methods of giving, please contact Andrea Copenhaver at (217) 335-3030.