How You and the Y Can Make a Difference

As one of the leading organizations for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y depends on financial gifts to do its vital work. In 2013, individual and corporate contributions helped us serve 673 families; 1,805 youth & teens; and provided more than 2,478 program scholarships. Thank you for your generosity.

Every day, the Y works to change the community around us. Our PRIME TIME before- and after-school program helps kids succeed academically, while also providing fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. We offer programs and classes to help you prevent or delay the onset of chronic health disease like diabetes, stroke, and heart attacks. We help cancer survivors find their "new normal" in our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Seniors stay active and more independent at home by participating in numerous Active Older Adult offerings.

It is only with your support that we can support individuals and families struggling to address growing health challenges - childhood obesity, adult-onset diabetes, hypertension, sedentary lifestyles. Good health should be accessible to all, regardless of age, income, or background.

To support the work of the YMCA in the Greater Kalamazoo area you may donate online, stop by any branch location, or contact Rachel Houseman via email or phone: (269) 345-9622.