By supporting the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability to pay, can benefit from the YMCA's programs. The Annual Campaign unites volunteers, donors and participants as we build upon the strengths of each individual in our community. Together, we can impact the lives of community members from all YMCA of Greater Houston locations. Each YMCA center has their own goal and all money raised at the center stays in that community to help those who need us most.
The needs of our community are diverse and evolving. As we strive to create a better us, we will focus our work in these four key initiatives
IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Help children reach their full potential by providing quality educational opportunities during out-of-school time.
ELIMINATE CHRONIC DISEASE AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Provide health education, wellness and nutrition classes, support groups and partnerships in an effort to eliminate youth obesity and chronic diseases, such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.
Make families safer around the water by providing swim lesson instruction and parent education in an effort to eliminate drownings and save lives.
CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL EQUITY
Respond to unique needs of our community by affording individuals and families who have not had equal access to resources, opportunities and support, with services and programs that focus on critical areas like quality of life, child care, community wellness, resettlement and job placement.