YMCA ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Resume. Recover. Revitalize.
Together, we can strengthen our community again.
The past several months has been like no other for so many people and organizations and the YMCA of the Fox Cities is no exception. As we navigate the impact of this global crisis, the Y is still committed to finding a way to serve children, families, adults and senior citizens in our community. While our facilities were closed, the Y reached out to our most vulnerable members including our seniors, cancer survivors and others with chronic diseases, offered virtual fitness classes for health seekers, shared wellness tips, cooking lessons and family activities on social media and provided critical child care for first-responders and essential workers.
Although we have opened our doors now and have slowly started to resume regular activities, we still have a long way to go. It is safe to say that life has changed for everyone – even those without a COVID-19 diagnosis. This pandemic has had an impact on employment, childcare, education, food, availability of household items, the list goes on. For some of our most vulnerable neighbors, what may have been a daily struggle before COVID-19 has now become a dire situation. Our entire economy has been affected and our society continues to recover.
The Y’s cause has been and will always be to strengthen the foundations of our community and now, more than ever, our community is relying on the Y to do just that. The requests to provide financial assistance for Y membership, programs, childcare and camp are expected to increase significantly. We need to ensure we are able to help our neighbors overcome the setbacks they face from the aftermath of this pandemic. We need your help to make this possible!
Join us as we begin to revitalize our neighborhoods through programs and membership that provide the support so urgently needed today! Together, we can strengthen our community again.
Last year, more than $1.4 million was provided through our Annual Campaign to help thousands of youth, adults and families receive financial assistance who could not afford the Y due to job loss, extended unemployment, underemployment, chronic health issues, medical bills or other hardships.
The YMCA of the Fox Cities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible. 100% of every dollar raised supports our Y and our community.
Learn how we are making a difference in our community!
"When Gov. Evers made the March 13, 2020 proclamation to close Wisconsin schools, my husband and I were concerned about the impact it would have for our child care. As essential workers (my husband in dairy processing and myself an RN), we knew it would be extremely challenging to meet the needs of our profession while caring for our 3 young children at home. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have our children cared for by the Appleton YMCA.
The leadership at the YMCA moved quickly to ensure child care services would remain available, and most importantly SAFE. I felt confident and comfortable with the changes that were made as they were well aligned with the changes my own healthcare company was making during those times. Our family could not have performed our duties in the roles we serve for our community without the help of the Appleton, YMCA. One of the greatest and most commendable aspects of the changes the YMCA implemented is that at no point did our children feel uncomfortable or take note of the pandemic that was happening around them. They could continue to be fun-loving, happy children with little change to their everyday routines."
WAYS TO GIVE
Payments can be made in the following ways:
Cash or Check. A donation by cash or check can be mailed or dropped off at any YMCA of the Fox Cities branch. Please make checks payable to: YMCA of the Fox Cities.
Credit Card. A donation may be made via credit card utilizing MasterCard, Discover or VISA. If you are a member, you can make a donation online using your credit card on file as a payment option. If you are not a member, you may make a donation online or contact the YMCA Financial Development Department for assistance at 920.882.3686 or 920.882.3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft via Bank or Credit Card. A donation may be drafted from a donor’s checking account or credit card. If you are a member, you can make a donation online using your bank account on file as a payment option. If you are not a member, you may make a donation online or you will need to complete a bank draft form in order to implement the process. Please contact the YMCA Financial Development Department at 920.882.3686 or 920.882.3681 or email@example.com to obtain this form
Gift of Stock. To make a gift of stock, donors should instruct brokers and trust officers to transfer securities intended for charitable contributions to the YMCA of the Fox Cities’ account at RW Baird in Appleton, Wisconsin. The numbers required to accomplish the transfer are the DTC number, which represents broker’s identification code for wire transfers, and the YMCA of the Fox Cities account number.
RW Baird Advisors: Liz Kulhavy/Cory Rognstad/Ashley Farr