Every day, the Y confronts important issues in our community: youth obesity, academic achievement gaps, diabetes 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 connect. To share life’s ups and downs with each other. To help one another. The Y offers a safe place and plentiful opportunities for people to bond and uplift spirits.
Welcoming everyone at the Y, each year we give financial assistance via scholarships to participate in our programs. In 2017 more than $250,000 was given out to approximately 1,000 Sonoma County residents.
People’s needs have magnified since the October 2017 fires and the Y has been here side-by-side with our community helping however and wherever we can from opening our doors and showers to first responders and evacuees to providing childcare refunds to our childcare families when school was not in session.
Your donations help bring Y programs out into the community and allow us to give scholarships to the most vulnerable. Support your community with a gift to the Y.
How to Give
Cash, checks, credit cards and appreciated stocks are gratefully accepted in any amount and every dollar counts. Gifts can be made once or recurring monthly or quarterly.
When giving online, please select 2018 ANNUAL FOR COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN from the drop down menu. For the “Campaigner” field, select either person you know or choose the Sonoma County Family YMCA option.
Y program or facility members can participate in More Than a Member with easy auto-donations made at the same time as membership payments.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law; please consult your tax advisors to learn more. Tax ID 94-1265049.
$75 Provides one child a season of sports or four weeks of swim lessons.
$180 Provides a week of camp for a child so they stay active and safe.
$250 Provides one week of preschool to set the stage for K-16 success.
$500 Provides a youth sports experience for an entire team of kids or a one year membership for a senior to stay social and fit.
Legacy and Naming opportunities are also available.
GIVE online - click on the DONATE button to go to our secure website
GIVE in person - drop off a donation or sign up for More Than a Member in the Y Membership Office
GIVE by mail/phone - call 545-9622 x 3413 or mail to SCFYMCA 1111 College Avenue, SR, CA 95404
Swim-A-Thon 2018 happening March 11th-17th! Help support Team H2O raise $2,500 to send kids to camp, swim lessons and help give our community access to the Y every day! Sign-up to sponsor your favorite Aquatics Staff or participate with the Aquatics Staff in swimming as many laps in one hour! For more information, contact Kelly at (707) 545-9622 ext 3126.
Mane Event - Sunday, March 18th
Make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors by cutting your hair or making monetary donations. The effort is part of the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign to bring awareness to Y programs and services that work to support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Reservations can be made by calling Angela Reed, 545-9622 ext. 3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shear da Beard - Sunday, March 18th 1 PM We invite you to pledge t the Y any amount necessary to have Art shear his beard. There's a million dollar smile under there; we just have to raise money to find it. His students, family and co-workers will thank you! Donations accepted in the Member Center or day of event.
2018 Spin-a-Thon - Saturday, March 24th 8 AM - 1 PM
Join us! We're bringing back the Spin-A-Thon this year with five hours of jam-packed energy, adventurous rides, games, prizes, and even Karaoke spin! Funds raised will provide financial assistance and quality enrichment programs to low-income individuals and families. See the flyer for registration info. To reserve your bike contact Rachel Marcus, Health & Wellness Director by March 15th. Email: email@example.com.