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Help us raise $40,000 in support of our annual #YMoveToGive campaign

Last year, $435,653 in direct financial assistance was provided to support those most impacted by COVID hardships. That means almost 3,000 underprivileged individuals, including children, youth, adults and seniors, relied on YMCA Financial Assistance in order to participate vital Y programs and services.

Currently, one in five children & youth and one in six adults & seniors in our centers were given an opportunity to live healthier, happier lives, but the need continues to grow. The work we do at the YMCA has never been more relevant. Thank you for helping us to raise $40,000 this fall through our annual #YMoveToGive fundraising campaign.

Every single donation to #YMoveToGive will support local kids, families and seniors who could not otherwise afford to participate.

Help us continue to support more individuals and families in building their best selves. Read on to learn what your donation to #YMoveToGive can do.

$10/month

instructor teaching child to swim with kickboard

Move to give one child access to swim lessons, where they will learn vital water safety skills.

$75/month

woman using treadmill

Move to give a struggling family, just making ends meet, the opportunity to focus on health and wellness through an assisted membership.

$20/month

smiling seniors in preventative health zone

Move to give an older adult, at-risk of isolation, a place to belong, be active and connect with their community.

$150/month

mother and son in child care setting

Move to give a low-income family access to affordable and nurturing child care so they have peace of mind while at work.

Take part in a fundraising event this fall!

YMCA of Okanagan

The YMCA is a charity. Thanks to generous donors, we can provide subsidized memberships, child care and programs to those less fortunate. Everyone deserves the chance to be healthy in spirit, mind and body and every child deserves a safe place to belong, play and discover their full potential. At the Y, no one gets turned away because of financial barriers.

For almost 3,000 underserved kids, youth, adults, and seniors the YMCA of Okanagan is a second home. A membership to the Y means a place to be healthy and active, a place for nurturing childcare, a place to be supported and where everyone feels welcome.

For more information and to find out how you can get involved, please contact Rhonda Zakala at 250-491-8672 or rhonda.zakala@ymcaokanagan.ca.

Thank you to all of our wonderful staff, members and donors who support #YMoveToGive.