Most everyone knows the Y as a health & fitness facility, but few know the huge impact our YMCA has on the communities of Greater Phoenix, Flagstaff and Yuma, through its social services and programs.
Did you know we provide at-risk teens with mentors, medical and dental clinics for uninsured children, GED opportunity and job placement for disadvantaged kids, senior shut-in services, assistance for our neighbors who are physically disabled, diabetes prevention programs, weeks at camp for kids who have never left their challenged neighborhoods, child care so parents can work, and so, so much more?
The Valley of the Sun YMCA has 26 social service programs in addition to the 283 Youth Development and Healthy Living programs available to all. Thousands of deserving people get a chance to “reach farther” as we say, due to the Valley of the Sun YMCA and its volunteers. Details of all our social services can be found by clicking on Social Services.
At the YMCA, all are granted access. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.
Please give online to the Metro Association, an individual YMCA Branch, or our Camps - it's your choice—and help us continue to assist those less fortunate than each of us. Every donation makes a difference in someone’s life . . . it’s amazing what one gift can do. It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s important. Thank you.
YMCA members: We appreciate the investment you have made in your own health and well-being here at the Y. Thank you for your gift which will provide this same opportunity to those less fortunate in our community. Click on MEMBER DONATIONS to help support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT CAMPAIGN
Valley of the Sun YMCA Metropolitan Association
Ahwatukee Family YMCA
Camp Sky-Y and Chauncey Ranch
Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA
Copper Basin Family YMCA
Desert Foothills Family YMCA
Flagstaff/Sedona Family YMCA
Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA
Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA
Maryvale Family YMCA
Mesa Family YMCA
Northwest Valley Family YMCA
Ross Farnsworth-East Valley YMCA
Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA
South Mountain Family YMCA
Southwest Valley Family YMCA
Tempe Family YMCA
Yuma Family YMCA
For over 150 years, the programs and services of the Valley of the Sun YMCA has provided the lifesaving, life-changing resources necessary to transform families, personal destinies, and whole communities. For hundreds of thousands of Arizonans, the YMCA is about reaching farther—every day.
The evidence is irrefutable: YMCA Youth Development programs have enabled young people to live healthier lives, learn vital social skills through team sports and camping programs, and embark on productive careers with the educational and vocational enrichment training they receive at the YMCA. Families take advantage of safe and affordable child care... giving them peace-of-mind while they must be away at work. Wellness facilities and programs provide children, youth, adults, and seniors with abundant chances for achieving peak health and fitness. And initiatives meant to uplift and sustain the well-being and security of our community’s most vulnerable citizens drive our historic mission of service to all.
But sustained access can only be ensured when the YMCA receives supporting funding from those who are aligned with this spirit of human benevolence; and who can help provide the necessary financial sustenance required to fulfill these long-held promises to children, families, and communities.
The need is most urgent. The dreams of others—regardless of background or circumstance—are no less important than our own. The welfare of others must always be our concern. As a human family, we can aspire to nothing greater than this.
Endowment and planned giving
Including the YMCA in your estate plans helps provide long-term support to the youth and families of our community. These gifts ensure that the mission of the YMCA continues to inspire tomorrow's youth and families.
Individuals can give a gift now or plan a gift for the future. Gifts to be given now include cash, property, and securities. Planned gifts include trusts, wills, annuities, and designating the YMCA as a beneficiary of a new or existing insurance policy. Any of these gifts are eligible for membership in the Heritage Club, a recognition society for those individuals who have included the YMCA in their estate plans.
Each year the YMCA offers FREE estate planning workshops to help members of the community learn about how they can ensure their final wishes are honored. Workshops are held each spring and fall at various YMCAs throughout the valley. Topics include: why estate plans are important, types of estate plans, tax advantages of estate planning, and much more.
For more information on how you can make a lasting impact on the YMCA, contact Beth Haugen at 602-212-5114 or Email.
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