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WHAT IT IS: The Annual Giving Campaign is the Family YMCA of Lancaster and Fairfield County’s annual fundraising drive. It is the primary effort of the Y to raise the important funding used to support financial assistance for members, children, and families in our communities and to expand programming. It is the lifeblood of our work!

WHO IT HELPS: One hundred percent of Annual Campaign contributions go directly back into the community. These funds help make it possible for children, families, seniors, neighbors, and others to benefit from Y programs and memberships, regardless of their financial circumstances.

WHY IT MATTERS: The Family YMCA of Lancaster and Fairfield County is a leading non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the community through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all – regardless of background, lifestyle or economic status. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The crucial funds raised through the Annual Giving Campaign make programs and opportunities accessible to people and communities that they would not have otherwise.

HOW IT WORKS: YMCA volunteers and staff join together in an effort to tell “the Y story” to everyone in their networks: friends, family, colleagues, fellow members, and program participants. The campaign is as much about “friend-raising”—communicating the YMCA’s daily impact on people’s lives—as it is about raising dollars to fund financial assistance and expand programs. Want to volunteer to help with the campaign?

HOW TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT: Your gift can change a life. Your company’s matching gift can change another. Did you know that hundreds of companies across the country match employee contributions to the YMCA? Simply contact your employer’s human resources office and ask whether your company matches employee donations.

In 2022, the Family YMCA of Lancaster and Fairfield County gave out over $225,000 in financial assistance to families, adults, children, and seniors to give them the opportunity to experience all of the great things that we have to offer here at the YMCA.

Please consider making a contribution to the Family YMCA of Lancaster and Fairfield County. You are helping us build our community’s future.