Category: Social Responsibility

Grant Funds New “Y-Knot” Program

Y-Knot | Youth Workforce Development | Youth Development | Community Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Thanks to a grant from the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority, youth from Maryvale will be learning, hands-on, what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.… Read More

Community Energy Felt at YMCA Resident Thanksgiving Day Meal

YMCA housing began in the 1860s and the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA remains one of the few Ys across the nation to maintain a housing program for men and women. As a non-profit, the Y strives to promote healthy living and social responsibility. Offering affordable housing assists those looking to get back on their feet and heal their spirits, minds and bodies.… Read More


Did you know that the Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the largest non-profits in Arizona? You aren’t just a member of a gym, you are a member of a community organization devoted to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.… Read More

Thank you Volunteers!

The YMCA is celebrating volunteers across our state. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, more than 4,400 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Arizona.… Read More

Make a Difference Day

Amy Klein along with several participants, made a huge impact in our community against the war on breast cancer! The special event “Barbells, Burpees & Boobs” was a huge success that raised over $1,500 for our local breast cancer organization.… Read More

Make a Donation for Senior Appreciation Week

The Y is a charity, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen communities.… Read More

Thank You Kona Ice!

Kona Ice came today to present the Desert Foothills Family YMCA with a check for $458.50, representing the proceeds from the Monday summer Shaved Ice Nights.… Read More