YMCA Day of Giving began in the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina in 2015 as a one-day, all hands on deck, hyper focused campaign effort that engaged staff at all levels, engaged volunteers, and acted as a final push for branches toward their Annual Campaign goals.

By 2018, YMCA Day of Giving spread to Texas at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. In 2019, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA joined the initiative to make it a DFW metroplex-wide campaign.

2020 marked the launch of a nationwide partnership with almost 30 YMCA Associations celebrating this one-day giving effort.  Whether in local communities or across the country, the Y recognizes that it is stronger when people work together. In 2022, this national one-day giving event raised over $950,000.  Since inception, YMCA Day of Giving has raised over $2.95 MILLION in charitable gifts to support local communities throughout the country.

The Y will continue to help support their local communities and the millions of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

YMCA Mission: To put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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