In addition to promoting health and wellness, Alpha Community Services YMCA is more than just a place to sleep. At the Alpha Community Services Y, we provide a sense of community, hope and a safe place to belong for a growing population of homeless individuals.
The Alpha Community Services YMCA is proud of its role in providing a continuum of care to individuals and families who have become homeless. Your donation helps us strengthen our community by providing financial assistance for rental arrears, security deposits and providing basic needs. Your donation helps the Y house the homeless.
The goal for the 2023 Alpha Community Services YMCA Annual Campaign is $170,000 and will serve the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Some reasons why our donors GIVE;
“Giving just feels right”; “I give to the Annual Campaign because I think the money I make could be more helpful to others than it is to me.”
Consider making a gift:
- A $5,000 gift provides a home for a family by covering rental assistance.
- A $2,500 gift provides a security deposit for a family’s new home.
- A $1,000 gift provides household items to furnish a new home.
- A $500 gift provides a months’ worth of food for a family.
- A $250 gift gives a child school clothing and supplies.
- A $100 gift feeds an individual for a week.
- A $50 gift provides basic living items for a family in need.
Your tax-deductible gift will be allocated to the branch selected and acknowledged as an unrestricted donation. The YMCA uses unrestricted gifts where they can do the most good, and we are committed to connecting our community’s most critical needs with donors like you who make a difference.
The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable community service organization, EIN: 06-0662195. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING: VOLUNTEER AT THE Y
Your generosity and the generosity of other like-minded members of our community is the core of our organization’s success. Volunteer opportunities at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA run the gambit, from one-time commitments such as working to raise funds to support our Financial Assistance programs, to helping at a special event, to longer-term opportunities such as coaching youth and teen sports and tutoring youth.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH THE YMCA
The YMCA offers volunteers a chance to improve the lives of children and families and to make our communities stronger. In addition to feeling great about your efforts, volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Experience personal growth
- Create opportunities for your neighbors to participate at the Y
- Give back to the community through service to others
- Explore and/or discover a hidden passion
- Expand knowledge and skills through training and hands-on experiences
- Fulfill community service requirements for school credit
- Develop new relationships and make friends
- Gain community service experience to add to college, financial aid, scholarship and employment applications
- Learn, grow and HAVE FUN!
Volunteers are critically important to carrying out our mission, so we ask our program volunteers to go through an application and screening process similar to that of our paid staff members. You are a part of the team! This process ensures that the best fit is made between you and the program you are working with, while also ensuring we adhere to our safety protocols.
Focused on creating lasting personal and social change for our community
The Alpha Community Services YMCA is governed by our Board of Managers that consists of volunteers from throughout our local community.
- Louis Procaccini, Chair
- Michael Leone, Treasurer
- Sabine Kuczo, Secretary
- Claire Burns
- Jacob Cedusky
- Steven Chin
- Lin Christie
- Mary DeNure
- Melania Falcon
- Will Farmer
- Ashley Hammill
- Paul Hirsch
- Tyrone McClain
- Renee Noren
- Ed Piendl
- Pamela Ralston
- Timothy Romano
- Christopher Rosario
- Jason Schechtman
- Barbara Szabo
- Laura Wilkins