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The Y is a leading 501(C)(3) nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and giving back. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Deeply rooted in the community for more than 140 years, we have the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults and families who need us most with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we empower communities and the “us” who live in them to realize their incredible possibilities and full potential.

We can’t do it alone. We count on the generosity of our donors to make a better us possible. Every dollar donated stays local and helps address our community’s most critical needs.

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Each of our YMCA of Greater Charlotte locations responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve.  Learn about the additional programs and services that are funded by Annual Campaign donations at your YMCA.

Ways of Giving - Pick Your Passion

The Y is dedicated to tackling our community’s greatest health challenges by providing the support, guidance and resources people need to fight chronic disease, improve mobility and lead healthier lives.

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Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Three children die each day from drowning. What's harder to believe is that 88% of youth drowning incidents occur under adult supervision.

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Your gift helps us inspire kids to reach their greatest potential academically, socially, emotionally and physically through high impact programs that change lives.

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Children who are not reading at grade level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. 

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At the Y, mentors, staff and other role models prepare teens for adulthood and guide them toward reaching their full potential.

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