The Y. So Much More. TM
The Rye YMCA is a family-oriented community service organization which welcomes all people and promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body.
460 members donated to the Y last year. We hope to reach another 100 more donors in this year!
The Rye Y provided over $625,000 in financial assistance just last year alone.
Nearly 18% of our summer campers attend camp through Y Cares Financial Assistance.
424 families in our community experienced the Rye Y because of contributions to the Annual Campaign.
You may be surprised to find that your neighbor is a recipient of Y Cares financial assistance too!
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About the Y
There’s a common perception that the Rye Y is just a great “swim and gym”.
True, we do have a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 7,000 square foot gym and two pools that are continuously filled with children learning to swim, seniors stretching during Aquacize classes and adults pushing their limits with every lap.
But the Y is so much more.
Although we care deeply about the well-being of our members, we are also actively committed to community health. Our initiatives promote pedestrian safety, nutrition and physical activity in schools, outdoor play and exploration for children, support and healing for cancer survivors and chronic disease prevention.
There is also a perception that because our building is located in Rye—one of the wealthiest municipalities in the county—all of our members are well-off.
In fact, our programs reach children, adults and senior citizens in Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Harrison, Rye…and beyond. One out of six of our summer campers receive financial aid. In 2013, we awarded over $625,000 in assistance for memberships, classes, childcare and camp—up from $508,000 for all of 2012. Clearly, there is need in our midst.
We have made a powerful promise to our community: no-one will ever be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she can’t pay. However, we can’t keep that promise without your support.
I hope that your perception of the Rye Y is of a cause-driven charitable organization that is working every day to change lives. If so, thank you in advance for once again helping the Y do so much more.