The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has officially launched its Annual Campaign to support its financial assistance initiatives across its eight YMCA locations in Chester County.
With a goal of raising $1.25 million annually, the YMCA’s Annual Campaign raises funds to help bridge the gap between the financial assistance distributed each year and donations coming in. Through a combination of income-based membership rates and subsidized programming, the YMCA ensures that its neighbors in Chester County are able to avail themselves of all that it has to offer. This includes assistance for individuals or families seeking YMCA memberships, quality childcare, sports programming, health and wellness offerings, summer camps, and other services.
“When you join the Y, you are part of a community that takes care of each other, beyond just joining a gym,” said Jim Horn, Chair of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s Board of Directors. “Those receiving financial assistance are people we see every day – our neighbors, co-workers, and the kids that your children or grandchildren go to school with.”
In 2019 alone, more than $3.4 million in financial assistance was granted to 11,254 local Chester County residents across all eight YMCA branches.
“This is all thanks to our donors who help us tackle community issues like affordable childcare, chronic disease prevention, safe places for teens, and an active environment for seniors,” said Horn. “We consistently award more assistance than we raise because we do not turn anyone away.”
Contributions to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed under federal law, and 100 percent of all donations go to the branch of the donor’s choice.
Donations can be made online by clicking here and designated to a specific YMCA branch. You can also make a donation in person at the branch of your choice.
If you are interested in making a corporate donation or would like additional information on giving to the YMCA, contact Patti Campbell, Vice President of Mission Advancement, at 610-643-9622 ext. 2153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.