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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 2019, the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo provided 9,490 members with a total of $498,522 in financial assistance. When you give to the Y, your gift has meaningful and powerful impact right here in our community. Thank you for your generosity.
Every day, the Y works to change the community around us. Our programs at Lincoln and Washington elementary schools and our Prime Time before- and after-school program help kids succeed academically and socially, while also providing fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. We offer programs and classes to help prevent or delay the onset of chronic health diseases like Parkinson's, 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 YMCA Active Older Adults programs. We have served tens of thousands of free meals to area youths and families already this year.
It is only with your support that we can eliminate barriers and support individuals and families struggling to address challenges and inequities. Good health, education, and socialization should be accessible to all, regardless of age, income, race, gender, ability level, or background.
To support the work of the YMCA in the Greater Kalamazoo, you may donate online, mail your gift to 1001 W. Maple St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, stop by any branch location, or contact Devonie Block, Development Director, via email or phone: (269) 345-9622 x122. Click HERE for donor recognition levels.