You Can Be the Difference

Simple acts of kindness can have a large and lasting impact.

When we give our time and expertise, donate food and clothing, or make monetary contributions—both large and small—together, we strengthen our community. The YMCA of Central Florida is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities all around the globe.

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the giving season. This year, Giving Tuesday takes place on November 30. What makes it so special? It’s 100% driven by people inspired to make a positive difference—people just like you. The Y is committed to helping our community build a stronger, healthier, and better us. We hope you’ll consider contributing to the Y. Every gift—no matter how big or small—makes an enduring impact right here in our neighborhood.

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Focused on long-term sustainability, the Annual Support Campaign benefits programs like out-of-school enrichment, drowning prevention, and community health. It also goes toward Y scholarship fund, operational expenses, and outreach efforts.

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Support Your Family Center

Donate directly to your family center and help keep the YMCA in your neighborhood!

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Make an Impact

The YMCA of Central Florida is committed to bringing together our richly diverse neighborhoods and forging a stronger community for all.

As a nonprofit organization, the Y relies on program fees, membership dues, and donations to operate. COVID-19 significantly impacted the ability to deliver ongoing mission-critical services and programs. The effects of the pandemic have been devastating to the YMCA. Today, the family centers we’ve been able to reopen are operating with limited resources. Despite that, we remain committed to meeting the needs of our community. The number of children, adults, and families needing YMCA programs, services, and financial assistance is continuing to grow—and we need your help.

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Why the Y

The Y was formed in 1844 to serve all of our neighbors and strengthen our community. We work hard to empower everyone through Youth Sports, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

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About the YMCA of Central Florida

MORE THAN JUST A GYM

“My Y family has supported me after so much. I can’t imagine every going anywhere else.”

Following a difficult move, Debbie struggled with loneliness while adjusting to her new life in Central Florida. Although it can be intimidating to try something new, she can’t imagine what her life would be like nowadays if she hadn’t decided to go to Bible Study at the Y.

Members Caitlin and Geraldine Sharing their Y Story

FINDING A COMMUNITY IN GROUP EX

“We might not know everyone else’s story… but class has really united people from all different walks of life and different journeys they’ve gone through.”

Caitlin and her mother Geraldine have been YMCA members for years. After a family tragedy, their group exercise class became a space space to heal from grief and connect with friends new and old.

Girl in pool next to woman swim instructor similing as she learns to swim

GO FOR GREEN

“Watching her go from sinking in the shallow end to swimming in the deep end, it makes you proud as a parent.”

Amie’s daughter Avalynn has always loved being in water. After falling into the pool one day, Amie realized she needed to ensure her daughter was prepared around water, she and enrolled Avalynn in potentially live-saving swim lessons at the Y!

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

“Without the YMCA I don’t know how my kids would’ve received the experience they’re getting now in sports or even to be part of a family, because the YMCA is family to us.”

The Laing family moved to Orlando from the Bahamas for more opportunities. Franklin, their son, plays basketball at the Y and dreams of playing in the NBA. Victory, their daughter, received a scholarship to develop her soccer skills.