The Y is for social responsibility

Every day we are giving back and providing support to our neighbors through social services, volunteerism and giving.

For Healthy Living

for youth development

Willie Smith lost more than 110 pounds working out at the Y. You can improve the nation's health and well-being by starting in your own community with a gift to the Y.

Membership

THE NEED
Families spend less time together than they did twenty-five years ago.

THE RESPONSE
Your gift helps to ensure that a family can come to the Y together and enjoy fun, healthy activities at a price they can afford. For families experiencing job loss, chronic illness, divorce or death, financial assistance is available for a Y membership. Kids can play youth sports or swim; adults can work out, stay connected and find the support they need.

Your gift of $240 will keep a family involved at the Y for three months during a crisis.

Healthy Lifestyles

THE NEED
Our nation is waging a battle with obesity. The costs include less productivity, higher medical expenses, and – tragically – a shorter lifespan for children than their parents.

THE RESPONSE
Your gift helps to ensure that a family can come to the Y together and enjoy fun, healthy activities at a price they can afford. For families experiencing job loss, chronic illness, divorce or death, financial assistance is available for a Y membership. Kids can play youth sports or swim; adults can work out, stay connected and find the support they need.

Your gift of $240 will keep a family involved at the Y for three months during a crisis.

Older Adults

THE NEED
The vital network of social support for older adults tends to decrease through loss of mobility, death of spouse and friends, and lack of on-the-job interaction.

THE RESPONSE
The YMCA of Greater Richmond serves more than 8,000 individuals who are 65 and over. For some older adults, poverty and chronic illness have brought isolation. These individuals benefit from exercise, nutrition education, and arts classes offered by the Y. Most important, the Y helps older adults find the support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

Your gift of $95 provides for two months of water exercise class for a person who suffers from arthritis pain.