Throughout the Greater Green Bay area, countless people know the YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies. It strengthens our community. The Y is so much more than a gym. We touch the lives of nearly one out of every eight people in our community. For over 140 years, we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. Yet we’re called to do so much more.
Together We Can Build a Better Us
Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
When you give to the Y's Annual Campaign, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in our community to learn, grow and thrive. Your support helps the Y deliver on our commitments to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility:
Give. And Do So Much More.
Our members and friends call us THEIR Y. We call them OUR greatest resource—the HUNDREDS of people who work alongside us and support our work to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. What if we could harness all of that power to make an even greater difference on a bigger scale?
We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible to be... a better us. When you give to the YMCA, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in your area. Together, we’ll take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our community.
Every day, the Y gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to education, disease prevention to athletics, football to dance classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhood and the people who live here.
But keeping our community strong is a full-time job. Every day, we face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. And we need your help to do it. Your gift can help our community and everyone in it shine.
Help others by connecting to your cause. Click Join the Cause to learn more about making an impact with your donation by choosing one or more of the following YMCA and partnered community programs:
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, 21st Century Learning Centers, After School Care/Enrichment, Outdoor Environmental Education, Y Summer Camp, Girls & Boys Night Out, Aquatics, Y Night & Y Zones, #maks (Making Amazing Kids Stronger), Full Circle, and Learning with Legos.
Healing in Spirit, Mind & Body
Two years ago, I lost my husband to a massive heart attack at the age of 45 while cutting down our family Christmas tree. The devastation brought to me and my small children, (only 6, 4, and 1), was incomprehensible. As a stay-at-home mom, we were not only suffering the emotional stress of losing the man we love, but the sudden financial stress as well. The Y immediately reached out to us, reminding me that we are part of their family. They assured me my children would continue to be enriched through classes and that I would be able to take care of myself physically, while not adding any financial burden. The fact that I didn’t have to ask, that they reached out and did such a wonderful thing in my deepest moment of despair, is something I will always carry in my heart. My children and I have worked hard to put our life back together and I will always be grateful to the YMCA and its donors who make support like this possible for helping us heal in spirit, mind and body.
Hear for Yourself
All contributions are fully tax deductible. All contributions to the Greater Green Bay YMCA stay local to the Greater Green Bay YMCA. For more information, please contact our Annual Giving Director, Kathy Wucherer at 436 9516.