Ways to Give
The YMCA is a member agency of the Lowndes Valdosta Area United Way The annual United Way allocation process helps fund our aquatic program for seniors, swimming lessons, and our water safety program for kids. The UW may help fund our early childhood education programs and school age programs, but United Way contributions are program specific. The UW does not fund the overall operation of the YMCA and its other program offerings. Because UW funding does not supply all of our funding needs for other parts of our program we must raise our own contributions to help bridge the gap between the actual costs and program fees to remain affordable for children participating in gymnastics, and our adult exercise classes and senior programs.
From safe spaces to academic achievement to family well-being and more, when you donate to the Y, you’re giving those in need the opportunity to thrive. Give for a better us.
Since 1967, the Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA has relied on the generosity of donors to fulfill its vital mission of improving the lives of children, adults and families. Children and families in our community need the Y now more than ever. Anyone who expresses an inability to pay is offered financial assistance. Scholarships provide opportunities for individuals and families to experience YMCA programs.To make a gift today and make an impact in our community, simply click on the Donate button.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development—all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.