Annual Giving Campaign | Effingham Street Family YMCA

Kesha's Story

As a locally based nonprofit organization, our number one priority is to serve this community. So every tax-deductible dollar you donate directly affects all of us in the best possible way: through before- and after-school care, swim lessons, health & wellness for seniors, diabetes prevention, summer camps, teen leadership, family activities, senior social hours and, of course, scholarships that ensure our doors are always open for those most in need.

See the results. Please consider a gift to your neighborhood YMCA.

Here's How Your Gift Can Help

Keep kids safe in the water


Keep our community safe around water through swim programs for outside child-care centers who otherwise would not have access to a swimming pool.

Prevent Summer Learning Loss


Provide transformative summer camp experiences for 600 youth that encourage character development and prevent summer learning loss.

Bridge the Achievement Gap


Support the academic achievement and wholistic development of 550 school-age children through the Before- and After-School program.



Ensure adults of all income levels have access to chronic disease prevention and restorative health programs through Open Doors scholarship assistance, such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Transitions program.

Help a Family Join the Y


Ensure individuals and families of all income levels can enjoy Y memberships and programs through the Open Doors scholarship program.

George Williams Society

Sir George Williams left a lasting impact on the world when he founded the YMCA in 1851. You can leave a lasting impact too—with a gift of $1,000 or more, you become part of the George Williams Society, helping to move our community forward in a significant way.

Make Your Mark