Our communities have faced many struggles since the pandemic began but it is the kindness, resilience, and love shown by our supporters that have been paramount. As members of our community continue to recover, the Y is asking for your donation to continue to impact the individuals and families who need us now more than ever.
Giving to the Y allows you to support immediate needs in your community. When families need food resources, the homeless need a place to shower, parents need child care to return to work, the Y is there...with your help.
The Y continues to rely on the generosity of the community to help us continue this important work. And your donation doesn't just go to one effort but to programs and services immediately needed in our community and directly to individuals and families who need it the most.
Please join us by making a gift today!
Read below to learn a little more about our current initiatives:
Operation Compassion Recovery
Continuing the work of Operation Compassion that was created at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Compassion Recovery specifically addresses the needs of the community resulting from the pandemic. As a result of donor and grant funds, the program provides emergency funds and services to the community and ongoing financial assistance to vulnerable populations.
Financial Assistance and Seasonal Outreach
The Y is a community nonprofit and provides financial assistance based on an application process and sliding scale. On a seasonal basis, the Y also provides programs to those in need including our Thanksgiving meal and holiday gift outreach programs.
Pathways and Community Initiative Programs
Back to You Substance Recovery. Our twelve-week program that is offered to those who qualify that provides a family membership and child care to support local families. <Back to You webpage>
Veterans Pathway. Provides a 12-week program to veterans and their spouses that includes full membership, specialized group programs, personal training and a community service project. <Veterans webpage>
THRIVE cancer wellness. Group personal training designed for those in our community who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued fro battling cancer. <THRIVE webpage>
Healthy Lifestyles. A 16-week program with a goal for each participant to lose weight and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week or more. <Healthy Lifestyles>
7th Grade Initiative. Provides a free membership and age appropriate programming to encourage youth to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors at a time when they begin making decisions independently. <7th Grade Initiative webpage>
2nd Grade Swim Initiative. Screening all 2nd graders for swim safety skills and providing swim safety lessons to those who qualify. <2nd Grade Swim webpage>
Two of our five community branches are undergoing an expansion to better serve the community. Expansion at our Doylestown branch is nearly complete, allowing for a much larger fitness center and additional studios to allow for safe social distancing during workouts and classes.<Doylestown expansion>
In Fairless Hills, construction began in February. When complete, the renovation will allow for better use of space, ADA compliance and expanded community offerings and programs.
Our <community mosaic> art pieces are a physical representation of community giving toward these two projects. Artistic tiles representing each gift from $1,500 to $10,000 contain the donors name or business.
Businesses can give to YMCA of Bucks County and support Pre-K and school age programs such as CATCH and Youth and Government by making a donation through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. For more information, <click here> or contact Shannon Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org