Dear friends,

At the YMCA, we have always been proud to provide the programs and services you love and support vulnerable families in need in our community. While it will be sad for us to put much of our programming on hold, we know that our need to support our community is an ongoing and long-term endevour. 

For more than 130 years, we have been providing urgent social service programing to help with community needs in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast. These needs will only grow as we manage this health crisis. Our sustainable charity model produces philanthropic capital by delivering urgently needed human services to the community. The resulting philanthropic capital is then reinvested anew into the YMCA each year, allowing us to evolve our programs and grow alongside the community as new social issues arise.

When we re-open, the work we do at the YMCA will be more relevant than ever. Your donation will help us to connect with people when they need it most, support those most vulnerable and those who have suffered financial hardship due to the crisis, and offer programs and services to enable our community to live healthy, active lives.

Please consider making a donation that will help us keep our facilities open to emergency services, provide child care to essential service workers, and continue to offer vital, adapted programs and services to our community when it is needed most. Thank you for joining us in this fight, we are so grateful to have you by our side.