Together in service. Your Y Needs Your Help Today.
Our physical facility closed to the public on March 16th. Though our facility is closed, the work that your YMCA does to serve our community continues. We are providing food for hungry children, homebound seniors, and families suddenly out of work. To learn more about our response, visit our COVID-19 FAQ page. Make a tax-deductible donation today and make a positive impact on YOUR community.
The YMCA is a nonprofit charity that relies on membership dues and donations to support the majority of the work we do. Without ongoing support from YMCA members and community members, there would be a critical gap in the vital services the Y provides to the community. While being sensitive to individual financial needs and circumstances, the YMCA needs your help during this unpredictable time. Even if you don’t itemize on your 2020 tax form, you can now take a deduction for up to $300 in charitable contributions under the CARES Act that was recently passed. Individuals that continue to support the YMCA in this way will receive a letter acknowledging their contribution at year-end to be used for tax purposes. The Y is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that exists to serve the community and we have accordingly transitioned the use of YMCA facilities and refocused our YMCA staff in an effort to meet the most critical needs in our community at this time. Thank you for partnering with us!
Emergency Food Boxes
Since March 16th, we have delivered over 100 Emergency Food Boxes to families and individuals in need. Altogether, we have distributed 823 Emergency Food Boxes during the government mandated closure.
Free Youth Food Program
Our Free Youth Food Program operates year-round, but since the beginning of the government mandated shutdown, we have expanded our weekly schedule to provide for children who rely on school meals during the school year. Our pick-up hours are Mondays through Fridays from 11am to 3pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. Simply pull up to our building to receive 3 meals per day during the week and 4 total meals on Saturday. Since our building closed on March 16th, we have served over 33,000 meals to youth in our county!
Virtual Dow Bay Area Family YMCA
We are all feeling the various effects of social distancing, which is why we have brought our community online to keep us together in spirit. Our Facebook group has grown to over 760 members since March 16th and has given our members and friends a space to share resources with each other.
Wellness & Fellowship Calls
We recognize the struggles that the different demographics of our membership face. Our many senior members rely on the Y as a space to get moving, but also to get socializing. Our Member Service team has been making calls to our senior friends to remind them that their community waits for them to return, and that their Y is thinking of them.
Last Update: June 12