HERE FOR GOOD!
OUR GOAL IS THAT NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY DUE TO AN INABILITY TO PAY
That applies to membership, child care, preschool, swim lessons, camp, and any YMCA program. Our major fundraising push is the Annual Campaign for Strong Kids and Strong Communities, which runs for a few months each spring and enables us to provide assistance to individuals and families who demonstrate a financial need. During 2016 our community provided more than $160,000 in direct financial assistance to over 3,000 individuals.
We also run special initiatives throughout the year to support specific programs:
- Send a Kid to Camp - YMCA Camp McCumber
- Camp Horizon for foster youth
- First Grade Learn to Swim
A gift to the Y supports healthy families and a stronger community!
EXAMPLES OF HOW WE MAKE OUR COMMUNITY STRONGER -- TOGETHER.
Scale of Impact: 1 out of 4 Redding residents directly benefit from Shasta Family YMCA programs, services & events. We touch the lives of more than 25% of our community!
Community: We partner with over 60 local organizations, including governments, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations to collaborate,offer facility use, provide services, and support one another.
Body, Mind and Spirit: More than 11,000 adults and 6,000 children participate in healthy classes that benefit the whole person.
Aquatic Safety: Over 800 children participate in swim lessons annually, including area first graders who receive free swim lessons through our First Grade Learn to Swim program.
Camps: 300 youth enjoyed the great outdoors this summer at Camp McCumber, including 41 at a specialized camp for foster youth. Hundreds more attend summer and holiday break day camps.
Child Care: Nearly 1,000 children benefit from the Y’s asset-rich child care programs, which include preschools and after school sites.
Youth Leadership: Y Club for ages 12-18 provides a safe place for kids between school and home. We offer homework help, games, food, and all the benefits of membership. Our Accelerate program for high school students helps teens discover and develop the leader within them, equipping them with practical leadership skills, and connecting them with people and resources in the community.
Youth Sports: Nearly 600 youth participate in organized activities, such as gymnastics, karate and Homeschool PE.
The Shasta Family YMCA is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.