For a Better Us
Strong Communities Annual Campaign
Did you know that no one is ever turned away from the Y due to inability to pay? This special promise means that every child and family will have an opportunity to participate in the Y regardless of their household or personal income. This remarkable commitment by the Y is made possible by the generous contributions of our members and friends who, like you, believe in the Y’s ability to help strengthen the lives of kids and families in our community. The first Y in the United States opened on December 29, 1851, in Boston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, the Y has offered physical, educational and spiritual opportunities for both children and adults.
The Y continues this tradition today. The YMCA targets the well-being of young people, families and communities through first class programs and activities.
Y experiences help children develop valuable skills, gain confidence, and build self-esteem. Each of these programs help young people develop important values such as honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, which serve as the foundation from which good decisions can be made for the rest of their lives.
While the economy appears to be improving, there is still significant need for support. Each year the Stanly County Family YMCA gives back over $300,000 in scholarships, programs, and services to meet our community needs. Your gift does so much - may it be help reduce hunger in children, provide a safe environment for kids and adults to discover their identity, or teach children how to be safe in and around water - you make a difference in the life of others!