For over 120 years, we have always been an organization that walks in the direction of a challenge. Today, we must focus our resources on those who need us most during this unprecedented time.

Now, the YMCA is tackling the demands faced by our friends and neighbors during the ever-changing landscape with the COVID-pandemic. In this time of uncertainty, the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is rising to the challenge of providing critical care for essential workers’ children, partnering with American Red Cross hosting blood drives and supporting our seniors through online health resources and personal phone calls to check on their welfare.

When our youth return to their classrooms, our families return to their routines, and our businesses return to full operation, with your support we will be equipped to provide for those who need access to the services we provide from community-integrated health programs to childcare and day camp scholarships to membership.

Without donors, our capacity to provide assistance to youth and families throughout 2020 will be limited.  We are creating lasting change with our services—and donors help make that possible.

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Where Your Donations Go

We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for our community, but we need your help. Your gift to the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas will have a lasting impact by helping us to reach more people through life-changing programs and services.

$75 Will give a child the opportunity to learn the life-saving skill of swimming or gain confidence during a season of youth sports.

$155 Sends a child to a week of summer day camp filled with enriching, healthy activities and positive role models.

$270 Provides one month of after school care for a child in need of a safe place to go after the bell rings.

$420 Gives a senior one year of access to the YMCA where they can connect with new friends and improve their health.

$450 Offers cancer survivors a support system and activities to help regain strength in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

$555 Sends a child to YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka for one week of outdoor education and character-building activities.

$1,200 Develops a group of teens as future leaders as they learn from mentors through after school programs, community outreach, Achievers, and Youth and Government programs.

With your help, the YMCA can continue to turn no one away due to an inability to pay. Your gift truly can make a difference in so many lives.


Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.