The YMCA of Snohomish County has launched its annual community support campaign to ensure that everyone in Snohomish County has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Every day, the YMCA of Snohomish County provides our community the support it needs to learn, grow, and thrive. It does this by supporting academic achievement and inspiring kids to reach their greatest potential, ensuring access and inclusion so everyone has an opportunity to succeed and belong, and supporting individuals in their journey to become their best selves through improved health and well-being.

“The YMCA Annual Campaign goes where membership fees don’t,” said Craig Connell, Campaign Chair. “It powers critical programs and activities that keep kids safe, people healthy, families strong, and our community more connected.”

While revenues from membership and program fees keep the YMCA operating, it’s financial contributions to the YMCA Annual Campaign that give the Y the power to make the community stronger by providing direct financial assistance to those in need of support and by subsidizing many programs ensuring they are accessible for all.

As a leading nonprofit organization in Snohomish County, the YMCA provided $3.7M in direct financial assistance to 10,645 of our friends and neighbors during 2018. The Y also provided $1.57M in program subsidy ensuring many critical youth, teen, and preventive wellness programs are provided at no cost. Programs benefitting from subsidy include the Safety Around Water youth drowning prevention program, Pedaling for Parkinson’s and LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivors programs, and year-round adaptive programs.

The Y is a place where neighbors connect, learn, and can be inspired by each other. It is a place where community happens. 

 With a combined 2019 campaign goal of $1,633,568 the YMCA Board of Trustees, six YMCA facility branches (Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe/Sky Valley, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano), and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate are excited about the opportunity to provide Y programs and activities to thousands of people in our communities, giving children the opportunity to become confident kids today and healthier, happier grown-ups tomorrow.

Donate online today at ymca-snoco.org/give. Contact your local YMCA family branch for more information or to get involved.

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