YMCA Day of Giving

May 29, 2024


The YMCA Day of Giving is a chance to change the trajectory of a child’s life through youth development programs and we need your help! Every dollar raised through the YMCA Day of Giving supports youth development programs like summer camp, afterschool, preschool, swim lessons, sports programs, and literacy initiatives like Y Readers. Since 1874, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has been a cornerstone of positive change, enriching lives, and fostering communities.  

The harsh reality is that our community is in crisis:

  • Across our country, families lack affordable childcare, forcing parents to make difficult decisions around their family’s needs and their child’s safety.
  • Only 46% of third graders in our community are scoring proficient in reading. This benchmark is the best predictor of a child’s success in school and ability to graduate high school on time.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 to 4 years old, and is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 5 to 14 years old.

Thankfully, the Y is uniquely positioned to help meet these needs and reverse these sobering statistics. In 2024:

  • The Y will provide over $2 million in financial scholarships for programs like preschool, afterschool and summer camp.
  • Over 3,000 children will be served with literacy instruction through programs like Y Readers, which is offered at no charge to students.
  • Over 1,500 children will receive swim lessons at affordable rates for their families.

These are just some of the ways that the Y serves youth and families in our community.

We need your support! Give today so we can provide these services for all.


YMCA Giving Day
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Donate today to the YMCA Day of Giving to support youth development initiatives like afterschool programs, preschool, swim lessons, sports, and literacy programs like Y Readers. Your support strengthens our community and has a profound impact on the children and families we serve. Make a difference today!