Give for a Better Us

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is committed to providing opportunity, one gift at a time. By meeting the ongoing challenges, the members of our communities’ face, the CCC Y invites you to continue to Move Forward Together with us.

Your donation will help us strengthen our community by providing financial assistance for early learning programs, school aged child care, summer camp, safety in and around the water, swim lessons and housing the homeless.

By supporting the Y, you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, can experience the Y participate in healthy programs to improve their lives, bridge gaps that have recently expanded and change many trajectories.

The goal for the 2022 Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Annual Campaign is $1,355,000 and will serve the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Some reasons why our donors GIVE;

“I give because I have confidence in the importance of promoting quality early learning environments for children that are culturally and developmentally appropriate despite their religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, etc.”;  “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 to Help Us Move Forward Together

  • A $1,000 gift supports a homeless family to receive their permanent supportive housing placement.
  • A $500 gift sends an at-risk youth to Summer Camp.
  • A $250 gift supports a working family by assisting with Early Learning or School Aged Child Care cost.
  • A $100 gift helps the Y teach a child to be safe in and around the water, and to learn how to swim.
  • A $50 gift provides basic living items for a family in need.

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.

Other Ways to Give

The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Not everyone is able to make a financial contribution to the organization, but everyone has the opportunity to get involved. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community. As a volunteer, you’ll be working with other caring, committed people who want to make a difference in your community.

To get involved, call 203-732-5527.

Volunteer

Make a big difference!  The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Volunteer opportunities at the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs run the gambut, from one-time commitments such as 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 Valley 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
  • Give back to the community through service to others
  • Explore and/or discover a hidden passion
  • Expand knowledge and skills through training
  • 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. This process ensures that the best fit is made between the new volunteer and the program they are matched with, while also ensuring the safety.

Volunteer Leadership

Focused on creating lasting personal and social change for our community

The Valley YMCA is governed by our Board of Managers that consists of volunteers from throughout our communities.

  • Howard Olderman, Chair
  • Mary Ellen Price, Secretary
  • Christine Cooper
  • Jeff Gampel
  • Dave Pantalone
  • Donna Sennott

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