Three youth conducting science experiments

Annual Campaign – A Y Story

Stories and Videos
April 20, 2021

“I knew about the YMCA and the amazing programs they offer for all children no matter the financial hardship the family had. My son was making minimum wage and could not afford the cost, but found out that with the help of the YMCA Annual Campaign, which is the only fundraiser the YMCA has, he could get financial help to put the children in the West Boise YMCA Child Development Program. This is where they have been since the first week they came to us, and what a difference the teachers and administrators have made in their lives!

Everyone at the center has played a role in the amazing progress all three of them have made. Because of the YMCA I see three amazing children learning and practicing the core values the YMCA teaches all the children.”

"Without the generosity of our community, my grandchildren would not be thriving as they are today."

“I am so thankful to everyone who contributes to the YMCA Annual Campaign every year so there is never any child left behind.

The Annual Campaign is a fundraising effort that supports Financial Assistance and subsidized programming. It ensures that all youth, adults, and families can participate in Y membership and programs.”

—West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center Member