Annual Support Campaign
Strong Community Campaign
About Our Strong Community Campaign
For more than 150 years, the Y has delivered lasting personal and social change to children, adults and families in neighborhoods across St. Louis area. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
We count on the generosity of our members and partners who give to our Strong Community Campaign to welcome all who need a healthy, connected and secure place to go.
The Y gave $2.38 million back to our communities in direct financial assistance in 2011, including $1.28 million in membership assistance to 5,240 member households.
As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity, the YMCA has provided millions of dollars in assistance over the years. We can only do that with your help. Please make your tax deductible gift today!
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away.
Join the many people who see the value of the Y.
Call or visit us today and make your gift in person or complete the Strong Community Campaign online pledge form.
View ou Strong Community brochure.
2014 Strong Community Family
Rob and Sage are busy parents to six children – Faith, Hope, Robert, Bella, Jaymin and Shemariah. Before joining the Y, Rob and Sage didn’t have much time to focus on their health and had very few opportunities for extracurricular activities for the children. Rob was battling high cholesterol and Sage was the heaviest she’d ever been after just having her youngest baby. With help from the Y’s financial aid program, they are thrilled to have a membership.
Sage has lost 45 pounds and is halfway to her goal weight. She even won a biggest loser challenge at her church! She invested a portion of the prize money back into the Y through the community garden and exercise classes. Rob has gained strength and worked to get his cholesterol under control. Their Y membership has also led to new friendships and activities for the entire family.
“We have been able to make many empowering life changes through the YMCA! The Y gives us an outlet for quality, safe, and fun socialization that we could not find anywhere else. We are overwhelmingly thankful to be part of such a great community of people, both staff and members, who are there to lift you up and help you excel and reach your goals – even when your goals are for eight people in all!”
Please consider a donation today to the 2014 Strong Community Campaign so together we can strengthen the foundations of our community.