Stay With Us

At the Gaston County Family YMCA, everything we do is guided by our Mission and our commitment to serve and support the community. This is even more critical now. When you belong to the Y, you’re not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you’re a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening our community. In difficult times, our YMCA pivots in response to community needs and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions.


Throughout the pandemic, our Y has spearheaded efforts to support our community and those on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. When state and local restrictions forced us to temporarily suspend operations in March, we quickly pivoted our staff and branches to focus on supporting our community and those most heavily impacted by coronavirus.

While our fitness facilities are not fully open due to COVID-19, our Ys continue to serve and strengthen community.

But we can’t do it alone. Our community is counting on you.



By keeping your membership dues active during this time we can remain fully focused on our efforts to help our community stay strong in spirit, mind and body. If you choose to keep your membership active, we are deeply grateful for your generosity. You don’t need to take any action to retain this status.


Convert your membership to a tax-deductible donation to help your community during this time. Your monthly membership draft will remain the same, and your funds will be fully dedicated to assisting your community. When we resume normal operations, your donation will end. At that time, we’ll convert you back to regular membership. The YMCA will provide a tax receipt of your charitable donation at the end of the year.


Please use this link if you wish to reactivate your membership, update your account or ask a membership question.



This outbreak has created enormous uncertainty for us all, but how we respond is within our control. As soon as it became apparent that our Y needed to change course to support our community, we did. Our teams immediately mobilized to explore ways to support you and our community.

By continuing to be a part of our Y you’re helping us deploy and expand these resources and services.


Food Distribution 
Our YMCA partnered with Gaston County School Nutrition to transport meals directly to neighborhoods in need. Between March and August Y staff and volunteers served over 33,000 meals through the Stowe Family YMCA, Pharr Family YMCA, and Warlick Family YMCA.

Blood Drive

We are working with the American Red Cross for a emergency Blood Drives at both the Pharr Family YMCA and Cherryville Family YMCA.

Virtual Resources 
We continue to share resources to keep our members and participants safely connected, active and healthy during this time in spirit, mind and body, including virtual opportunities.