In the heart of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, the YMCA of Greater Toledo has been a pillar of community strength for 160 years. The YMCA of Greater Toledo, with a $26 million budget, operates more than 30 family wellness, child care, and camp facilities across five counties. In 2023 alone, the Y recorded 1.4 million visits and served 75,223 members.

This year’s Annual Campaign theme is  “Y for You. Y For All,”.  Annual Campaign impact goes beyond traditional membership fees, driving essential programs and activities that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This campaign empowers the Y to be a force for positive change in the community. Let’s explore how your contribution to the Annual Campaign can make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout the region.

Making a Difference Beyond Membership Fees

While YMCA membership fees sustain the Y as a community gathering place, it is the Annual Campaign that propels the institution to make a lasting impact. The campaign funds critical programs such as child care, YMCA Storer Camps, Y Achievers, and much more. These initiatives go beyond health and wellness activities, making the YMCA accessible to everyone in the community.

Areas of Impact

The Annual Campaign focuses on three core areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. By contributing to this campaign, you’re directly supporting initiatives that aim to empower individuals and families.

  1. Youth Development: The Y nurtures over 1,000 kids weekly through various classes, ensuring that 75% of Y kids in Pre-K are fully prepared to enter kindergarten. Summer Day Camps, attended by 700 kids per week from June to August, provide enriching experiences for children.

  2. Healthy Living: The Y is committed to the health and well-being of its community. Over 800 individuals per quarter participate in accredited Chronic Disease programs, addressing issues such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart health, and healthy lifestyles.

  3. Social Responsibility: The Y actively engages in social responsibility by offering financial assistance to 37% of its members. Additionally, it collaborates with 500 area Partner Agencies to create positive change in communities.

We Need Your Support

Your support of the YMCA of Greater Toledo’s Annual Campaign is an investment in the well-being and success of your community. By contributing, you become part of a collective effort to empower youth, build healthier families, and foster inclusive communities. The Y’s commitment to accessibility, diversity, and community impact makes it a beacon of positive change in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Donate today for a better us.