The YMCA has a mission of helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. We also strive to turn no one away due to an inability to pay a program or membership fee. Our goal is to serve as many people in the community as possible that can benefit from our services. We can’t do that without your help.
How Can I Give?
You may donate funds today by contacting:
Molly D’Avria – Director of Advancement
Gaston County Family YMCA
201 S. Main Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
Donate through our secure website. Please select the specific branch and identify a campaign if you would like to designate your donation.
You may designate funds through our YMCA Endowment Fund. Contact Molly D’Avria for details today!
Our YMCAs are always in need of volunteers and there are a variety of programs and services that could use your help! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
What Is The Annual Giving Campaign?
With your support, the annual YMCA Annual Giving Campaign provides scholarship funds for deserving youth, families and seniors. By supporting the Annual Giving Campaign, you ensure that everyone, regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay, can benefit from YMCA programs and services.
The Annual Giving Campaign funds such important programs as child care, day camp, membership, teen leadership programs, swim lessons and senior programs.
In 2016, individuals and families participated at the YMCA through the Financial Assistance and special Y initiatives. The YMCA strives to turn no one away due to inability to pay. Each gift makes a difference in helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.
Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and communities to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
Can I Designate My Funds?
Yes, you may designate your funds for a specific YMCA branch or to a specific program. If funds are not designated to a specific location or program they will be utilized in the areas identified with the greatest need.
Where Your Donations Go
We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community, but we need your help. Your gift to the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will have a lasting impact by helping us to reach more people through life-changing programs and services.
A Pledge of $60 will give a child the opportunity to learn to swim and gain knowledge of water safety.
A Pledge of $130 will send a child to a week of camp filled with character building activities, games, swimming, crafts and much more.
A Pledge of $270 will enable a parent to work without worry by providing a year of afterschool care for their child.
A Pledge of $370 gives a senior one year of access to the YMCA where they can connect with new friends and improve their health.
A Pledge of $680 will enable five teens to participate in programs like Leaders Club, Youth and Government, Middle School Model United Nations, YMCA Rally’s and Adventure Camps.
A Pledge of $1,200 gives two families the opportunity to connect, play together and create healthy habits at the YMCA.
A Pledge of $1,500 provides a 12-week session of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA for three cancer survivors and their loved ones.
With your help, the YMCA can continue to turn no one away due to an inability to pay. When a YMCA volunteer contacts you, please say yes. It truly can make a difference in so many lives.