Now, more than ever, there are families all around us in need of a helping hand. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many of our neighbors. Throughout the year, our donors have enabled the YMCA to provide hunger relief, academic enrichment, and financial assistance to those in need. The YMCA is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion for all and offers programming to address opportunity gaps. There are many ways to give. Find the right gift opportunity for you.
Established in 1889, the YMCA of Delaware serves more than 100,000 individuals annually at 7 full-facility locations, one urban youth development center, two outdoor complexes, one overnight resident camp and at over 40 statewide school partnership sites. We believe that we are stronger when our doors are open to all, allowing everyone the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
Our YMCA has served, and will continue to serve, on the front lines in responding to the pandemic’s health and economic impact in Delaware. Through partnerships and generous donor support, we have been able to provide hundreds of essential workers with emergency childcare, distribute over 250,000 free meals to families in need, and serve thousands of school-aged children in camps, virtual learning centers and after school programs throughout the pandemic.
For over 125 years, our YMCA has worked to empower youth, foster healthy living and promote strong communities. Our work prevents chronic diseases like diabetes, combats educational equity by serving more than 30,000 young people, and enables all Delawareans access to life changing programs. Last year we served over 100,000 Delawareans and provided over $6.3 million in financial support to ensure everyone had access to critical YMCA services.