Social Responsibility

The Y's mission is to glorify God by empowering our community by reaching its fullest potential in mind, body and spirit. We aim to provide hope, health, and opportunity for all through our work. 

Together, we can make a difference.
As a nonprofit, volunteers and donors make our mission possible. As community and Y members help us, we are able to give back to the community. As an organization, we are socially responsible, and urge our members to be, as well. When we all come together for the community, we are stronger. Learn how YOU can give back and help us make the Y all it can be by volunteering or being a Y donor

2023 Highlights
  • Distributed 10,000 meals to youth in the community 
  • Distributed 1,200 backpacks with School supplies, bibles, constitutions, books and hygiene products through BAM program 
  • 1,600 children swam and ate for free through summer block parties
  • 777 children engaged in physical activity through youth sports 
  • Distributed over 5,000 books to youth in the community 
  • Provided Christmas gifts to over 75 children through our Shop with a Cop program and the BOE Christmas Hope Chest Distributed
  • $35,000 in membership financial assistance through our open doors program 
  • Average 23 Special Olympic Powerlifters who earned more than 60 gold medals
  • Hosted first Special Olympics Powerlifting meet 
  • Provided adaptive group fitness for an average of 14 participants with special needs through the Special Warriors Program 
  • Provided adaptive swim lessons for an average of 13 participants with special needs through the
  • Aquabilities Program Secured funding through DHS grant for child care that will provide care for 75 children
  • Provided Summer Day Camp to 70 unique children — scholarships of $15,000 was given 
  • Provided social interaction for seniors through 36 Sunshine Gang activities with an average of 16 per event.
  • Opened as warming shelter during winter storms in January 2023
  • Secured funding for backup generator to become American Red Cross primary warming/emergency center 
  • Began “Y on the Fly” resource distribution program 
  • Provided warm showers to individuals in need twice per week

Through these programs, and others like them, we are changing our community.