Help your YMCA remain strong, resilient and able to continue supporting our local communities.
The YMCA has a more than 160-year history of adapting services to meet the needs of the community. During World War I, for example, the YMCA opened its doors to provide thousands of soldiers with bathing facilities.
And, following Hurricane Hazel in 1954, many YMCA locations were used as a headquarters for military personnel dealing with the after-effects of the hurricane, as a clothing distribution centre, and for the preparation of food and drink for refugees and relief workers.
And now, during COVID-19, the YMCA has responded quickly and in relevant ways by opening a temporary emergency shelter in North Bay, opening the Sudbury YMCA to vulnerable populations to get access to washrooms, phones and computers, opening emergency child care and providing services virtually like health, fitness and employment and immigrant services.
The YMCA needs your help to ensure that when we can reopen, we will be strong and ready to support our communities after COVID-19 in the most relevant way possible to serve our communities safely.
Thank you to our generous donors who have given gifts to the YMCA COVID-19 Support Fund.
How can you help?
“I know that the Y must need it right now and I want to make sure that I have a place to come back to when this is all over.” – YMCA Member
All membership fees have been suspended since March 16th. The YMCA relies on our members and donors to continue our charitable work in our community. Should you be able to donate at this time, we would greatly appreciate it. Donations of $20 and higher receive a charitable tax receipt. Please consider giving today.
“The Y is an essential part of Northern Ontario, as it is there to assist Northerner’s including those in recovery from various health issues. We are proud to be able to add this support during these challenging times.” – Dean Fielding
A one-time donation to the YMCA will allow us to continue adapting to changing community needs and will ensure we are resilient and ready to support our community when they need us most. Donations of $20 and higher receive a charitable tax receipt.