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Why the Y?
The Y welcomes everyone regardless of age, ability or background
The Y serves and protects children, families and seniors, investing in their mental, emotional and physical health and well-being
The Y fills gaps in the community like opening a new early education center for infants and toddlers –in partnership with First Five Sonoma County– in response to the loss of available spots due to the Oct 2017 firestorm
SCFYMCA is the largest local after-school care provider keeping kids safe, active and on track for academic success
Our youth development programs teach good citizenship, sportsmanship and social responsibility
More people get “waterproofed” at the YMCA through Safety Around Water and swim lessons than any other local organization
Seniors stay active, engaged and social through the Y’s educational and enrichment fitness, health and wellness programs
Financial aid/scholarships and no-cost outreach programs are available for vulnerable members of our community
Feel Confident Giving to the Y.
65 years serving Sonoma County
98% of your gift invests locally and directly in the people we serve
Your gift will be recognized according to your wishes
Every day, the Y confronts and solves important issues in our community: reading and kindergarten readiness, early onset diabetes, academic achievement gaps, mental health, and decreased quality family time. We support people’s goals and invest in youth, seniors, and families in their quest for active and healthy lifestyles.
But one of the most unique things about the Y is the connectedness that happens. The social interaction, the new friendships. And now more than ever people need a safe place to feel welcomed, included, connected and at home. To share life’s ups and downs with each other. To help one another. The Y offers plentiful opportunities for people to bond and lift each other up. We see it every day. The listening ear the after school care teacher gives to the kid who was bullied at school that day. The apple shared with a hungry older person who is struggling to make ends meet with their fixed-income. A few dollars surreptitiously slipped to the homeless teen who comes in for a shower and a shave before heading off to work. The gifts tucked under the tree in the Y lobby that will brighten the holiday for a single mom who couldn’t afford to give her kids anything.
Welcoming everyone -ensuring our doors are open to all- each year the Y gives assistance to low- and fixed income youth, families and seniors via outreach programs offered free of charge and through partial scholarships to others. We partner with dozens and dozens of organizations to ensure the people they support also have access to showers and fitness programs. In 2018 more than $235,000 was given to support the health and well-being of families, seniors, single parents, grandparents who are fostering their grandchildren, and teachers and schools that lost everything in the fires. Your generous donations help make this possible. Learn more about the Y and a few of its Community Programs.
Your donation brings Y programs out to people the community and opens our door to a low-or fixed-income child, teen, single parent, family or senior.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law; please consult your tax advisors to learn more. Tax ID 94-1265049.
Combats too much screen time and inactivity by getting a kid in the pool or on the court for sports.
Allows a person in the Safe Parking program to shower and shave at the Y before heading off to take their kids to school and arrive at work.
Teaches a person healthier lifestyle habits so they can prevent Type II Diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
Brings sports to schools that don’t have PE programs.
Enrolls a toddler in preschool helping set the stage for their K-12 success.
Invests in mental, physical and emotional health for adults recovering from surgery, trauma or illness.
Sends a teen to the State Capital to write, debate and lobby for a bill.
Provides a safe space for a senior to stay healthy, connected and active.
Online - Click the DONATE button to make your gift by credit card on our secure website. Gifts can be made once or recurring. Select 2019 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN FOR COMMUNITY from the drop-down menu. For the “Campaigner” field, select the person, event or program that inspired you to give -or- choose the Sonoma County Family YMCA option.
In person - Visit an associate in the Member Center to hand-deliver a donation or to sign up to be More Than a Member by adding a donation to your monthly auto-draft.
Mail/phone - Call Michelle at (707) 545-9622 x 3413 or mail to SCFYMCA 1111 College Avenue, SR, CA 95404
To discuss any of these options or if you wish to consider a sponsorship, planned gift or naming opportunity, contact Michelle at email@example.com or (707) 545-9622 x3413.
JOIN US at these SPECIAL 2019 EVENTS
SPECIAL, SPECIAL FEBRUARY SPECIAL!!
Wilibees – Drink, Dine & Donate – all month long!!
(Dine & Donate flyer) Visit the Wilibees bar on 3rd Street in Santa Rosa and they will donate 20% of your “beer, bubbly, wine by the glass and nibbles & eats” tab to the Y. Let’s show them some love!! Bring your sweetie, friends, and colleagues!!
Bike for Kids Spin-A-Thon - Saturday, February 16, 2019
(Spin-a-thon flyer) Lively 30-minute themed spin rides for individuals or relay teams to “ride and raise” money so kids can go to camp, join a team sport or learn to read in preschool. Ride for 30-minutes or all 4 hours. Contact Nasrina at (707) 545-9622 x3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up here.
Swim-A-Thon - February 17-23, 2019
(Swim-a-thon flyer) Team H2O is in the pool again this year raising money to save lives by “waterproofing” kids in the Y Safety Around Water program. Swim and get sponsors. Or sponsor your favorite Aquatics Staff member. For more information, contact Pam at (707) 545-9622 x3126 or email@example.com.
Family Paint Night - Friday, March 1, 2019
(Family Paint Night flyer) Join us for Family Paint Night. We invite families (parents and kids) to come paint with our own Program Office Assistant, Sarah Slater, who will guide you step by step to create your own galaxy masterpiece! Both parents and kids will have the opportunity to paint their own canvas, learn simple and easy painting techniques while creating their own personalized artwork!
Mane Event – Saturday, March 9, 2019
(Mane Event flyer) Everyone needs their hair cut and/or braided!! And Angela Reed is one of the best stylists in town. Reservations can be made by contacting Angela, text 707-494-4755.
Stand Up for Youth Comedy Show – Saturday, March 16, 2019
(Comedy Show flyer) Laughter is the BEST medicine. Spend a couple of hours laughing your stresses away with three professional comedians who donate their time for this good cause. Beer, wine, nibbles, and raffles prizes!! Contact the Member Center (707) 545-9622 or go online here.