Membership fees keep our doors open and the lights on; donations invite everyone inside. The Ann Arbor YMCA is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families in our community. With Annual Campaign funds, the YMCA is able to provide scholarships for all who would like to access our facilities and programs to learn, grow and thrive. Programs supported by the Annual Campaign include: Child Care and after school programs, summer camps, free Safety around Water classes, youth aquatics/sports programs, Health Management programs (LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, Diabetes Prevention Program, Moving for Better Balance, Arthritis Exercise, Blood Pressure Management Program, Pedaling for Parkinson’s), Youth in Government and Youth Volunteer Corps. On behalf of the adults, children, volunteers and staff, thank you for your generosity! Would you like to see a copy of our Community Impact Report? Click here.
Do you have a vehicle taking up room in your garage? You can free up space while supporting the Y! The Ann Arbor YMCA has partnered with the CARS program (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) which provides logistical and managerial support to make this process very simple for the donor. Once contacted, CARS will pick up the donated vehicle at the most convenient location and time for the donor and provide a donation receipt for tax purposes on the spot. The Y will then receive the funds. It’s a win/win! For more information, please visit the CARS website at www.cardonatingiseasy.org and to donate, please visit please visit http://www.cardonatingiseasy.org/donate/?CharityID=4063 or call CARS at 855.500.RIDE
The following are examples of how your Annual Campaign donations are used:
- Your gift of $100 Gives teens in our Youth Volunteer Corps the opportunity to complete service projects for homeless, elderly and low-income residents in our community.
- Your gift of $250 Gives a child a week at Camp Birkett, giving him or her the opportunity to unplug and enjoy traditional camp activities on the shore of Silver Lake in Dexter.
- Your gift of $500 Gives working parents peace of mind, knowing that their preschooler is enjoying a nurturing, caring and safe environment in our Early Child Care program.
- Your gift of $1,000 Sends six teens to a three-day Youth in Government conference at the Michigan State Capital, where they take an active role in strengthening their own communities by attending mock Senate/House hearings and lobbying for passage of their own bills.