A Year of Impact

year of impact


At the YMCA, we believe that in order to strengthen communities, we must understand the current issues and foresee the future needs of the people and communities we serve. We measure success by our positive impact on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

At the heart of the YMCA is the power to transform—both yourself, your community, and inevitably, the world around you! Every philanthropic gift provides the necessary resources that ensure our dedicated people can deliver on the Y’s purpose with great passion and enthusiasm. We appreciate your unwavering commitment to those we are privileged to serve.

There Are So Many Ways to Help!
From aquatics to day camp and teen leadership to childhood development, there are plenty of opportunities to support the Y! What matters most to us is that you find a donation opportunity that connects with you.

  • Providing food for neighbors in need.
  • Ensuring more kids have a safe space to learn, grow, and thrive.
  • Giving seniors a helping hand or a listening ear so they don’t feel isolated.
  • Providing lifesaving skills to prevent drowning.
  • Giving someone a sense of hope and belonging with a financial scholarship to the Y when they need us during the most vulnerable time of their life.
  • And so much more!

Take a look at some of the ways we've used our fundraising efforts to give back to the community and those in need:

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Your support matters:

Our community is stronger with a stronger Y. This is Y your support matters in our commitment to improve the lives of more people – of all ages and all walks of life – across Gaston County. Today, more than ever, you can help by donating to the 2023 Gaston County Family YMCA Annual Campaign.


$1,500 Gives one child a summer of fun at the Gaston County Family YMCA Summer Camp.

$1,000 Supports cancer survivors working to reclaim their physical and emotional health through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

$750 Feed a healthy lunch and fun activities during our Read, Feed and Lead Summer Feeding program.

$600 Allows a senior in need to enjoy the social and physical benefits of being at the Y for a year.

$300 Gives a child a safe and supportive place to learn, grow, and thrive in our Y Afterschool program. (for a month)

$70 Empowers a child with the lifesaving skills and prevents drownings through Safety Around Water.

$60 Builds a child’s confidence and allows them to learn the value of teamwork through youth sports.



You can contribute by way of a one-time gift, a monthly draft along with your Y membership, stock gifts, or making a pledge today to be invoiced at a later date when it is appropriate for you. We encourage everyone in the community to join our cause. When we all pitch in and help our neighbors, we make a meaningful, enduring impact on the lives of children and families and ultimately, strengthen our community.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Your hands do so much good for the heart. Each year we rely on more than XXX volunteers to donate over XXX hours to deliver meaningful programs and vital services in our community. Your volunteerism makes a difference in the lives of so many and helps the Gaston County Family YMCA save meaningful dollars in costs annually.

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