Make a Difference in Your Community
As a leading non-profit organization in San Bernardino County, the YMCA of the East Valley provides opportunity for the community to learn, grow, and thrive through comprehensive programming in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Together, through generous donations and dedicated volunteers, the YMCA was able to provide $558,847 this past year to our local neighborhoods while giving the opportunity to be healthy, connect with others, and be a part of our community.
Support the 1 in 4
Three years ago, we launched a campaign calling for our community to support the 1 in 4 of our membership that relies on Financial Assistance to participate.
That means for every child learning life-saving swim skills or for every child that made their first basket in basketball, 1 in 4 would not have had that chance without the Y receiving donations from our community.
So support the 1 in 4 and give the gift of opportunity!
Every Member has a Y Story
With a big smile and an unmatched passion for basketball, Robbie’s short walk to the Highland YMCA never loses its excitement. Even years after joining, coming to the Y remains a highlight of his day.
Robbie first joined us after being prompted by his doctor to find a sport or exercise he could look forward to. So his mother Melissa, and he began their search for a place that would be within their financial means and would be sensitive to Robbie’s circumstances.
Their search led them to the Highland YMCA.
As an adult with special needs, Robbie requires a place where he can feel supported physically and emotionally. Community support is equally as important as accessible exercise equipment for Robbie.
“Life for Robbie before the Y was bland and repetitive,” shared his mother, Melissa. “He didn’t have the social life he has now, he didn’t have the passion he has for basketball. The Y has given him so much.”
Robbie found his footing at the Y fast, finding friends on the basketball courts to play pick-up games with and new classes to get him moving. While he made friends with our members, his most impactful friendship happened when he met Henriey, a YMCA employee.
Show Your Support!
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The Heritage Club is designed to allow donors to make long term gifts, providing the YMCA with a stable financial base with greater growth potential. Gift options can include will bequests, naming the YMCA as insurance beneficiary, charitable trusts, and outright gifts.
Contact the YMCA of the East Valley Business Development team: (909) 798-9622.
Each year, we hold an Annual Campaign to raise funds for our financial assistance program. Led by a team of devoted volunteers, our organization advocates in our community to raise money so that all can enjoy the benefits the YMCA offers.
Whether you want to donate to our Annual Campaign or learn more about getting involved, visit our Annual Campaign page for more information.
Want to give a stock gift? Email our Chief Financial Officer, D. Thorne, to coordinate details.
Donate by mail by sending your check to:
YMCA of the East Valley
500 East Citrus Ave
Redlands, CA 92373
Contact the YMCA of the East Valley Mission Advancement team: (909) 798-9622. In addition to online payments, we also accept credit card donations or pledges by phone.