YMCA Inspired Gifts Support The Community

This holiday season, give an inspired gift. With every YMCA Inspired Gift you purchase, you help to enrich the lives of children, teens, adults, seniors and families in need. The YMCA provides programs and services that nurture youth development, foster healthy living and inspire social responsibility. See below for a list of donation-worthy YMCA programs that could use your support.

Swim Lessons $100

Every child has a right to be safe around the water, and the opportunity to enjoy swimming as a lifelong recreational sport. Your gift of eight swim lessons prevents drowning, ensures fun in the water and teaches a child what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly. Y swim lessons foster a sense of achievement and can accommodate students of varying abilities. Your generous support will save young lives, and provide a lifelong skill.

Pre-Teen and Teen Memberships $250

Your gift provides access to pre-teen or teen center and teen programs for one year. YMCA provides a safe and structured environment with positive activities and opportunities to socialize and explore interests under the watchful care of adult mentors. The YMCA of Long Island is committed to nurturing the potential of all youth and providing opportunities for them to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Active Older Adult Membership $500

This donation provides membership to an active older adult for one year. Your gift supports the Y’s senior social and physical wellness programs including Moving for Better Balance, a fall prevention program, EnhanceFitness, a group exercise program to improve flexibility, balance, strength and low impact cardiovascular fitness, the Y Walking Program.

Family Membership $1,000

The YMCA family membership provides stability and support to a local family in need for a full year. Your gift of wellness will lift moms, dads and the kids to reach their potential, together.

Summer Day Camp $3,000

The YMCA summer day camp will transform a young life for one full summer. YMCA Summer Day Camp infuses every camp day with traditional fun such as athletics, swimming, color war, archery, arts & crafts, rock climbing and so much more.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA $5,000

This gift provides 10 classes of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to a cancer survivor. A cancer survivor will have the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors, share struggles and successes and gain vital strength which vastly improves quality of life.

—Submitted by YMCA of Long Island

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