Creating Opportunities Connecting Communities: Annual Campaign 2019

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The Y’s mission is to put our core values of the caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 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.  During 2018, we served over 19,500 people, almost 14,000 of them members. Thanks to our generous donors,  15% of these participants received financial assistance to access our facilities and programs.  Programs supported by the Annual Campaign include:

  • Child Care and after school programs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
    • 249 children were in enrolled in child care programs in 2018
  • Scholarships for Camp Al-Gon-Quian and day camps in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Pinckney
    • 586 campers received scholarships in 2018
  • free Safety around Water classes at the Ann Arbor Y membership branch and Ypsilanti apartment complexes
    • 659 children learned water safety in 2018
  • youth sports programs including subsidized after school classes, clinics and leagues in Ypsilanti
    • 531 children in Ypsilanti and 1526 children in Ann Arbor participated in sports clinics and classes in 2018
  • Health Management programs (LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, Diabetes Prevention Program, Moving for Better Balance, Arthritis Exercise and Pedaling for Parkinson’s
    • 335 people participated in these programs in 2018
  •  Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) and Youth in Government (YIG)
    • 362 YVC participants provided 10,025 volunteer hours across 214 projects for 30 community partners and 92 YIG participants learned how to be active citizens

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.

The Ann Arbor YMCA is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families in our community. With your donation to the Annual Campaign, you make it possible for anyone would like to access our programs the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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 here or call CARS at 855.500.RIDE