Make a Difference in Your Community
As a leading non-profit organization in San Bernardino County, the YMCA of the East Valley provides opportunities 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 $479,299 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
When California issued the school closures and stay-at-home orders in March, many families and essential workers were left searching for a safe place for their children. As a single parent working in the healthcare field, Cynthia Angulo needed care for her two daughters, Arionna (8) and Jade (6), so she turned to the Y. “There are a lot of us single-parents out there, we have to work, but we have our kids, and we don’t have any time to take off work to take care of our kids,” shared Cynthia.
During the closure, the Y was able to support the families of essential workers. “Providing child care for families during COVID-19 is a tangible outpouring of the Y’s mission. Our purpose has always been to be a place of support to the community,” says Breann Lindsey, Camp Director at the Redlands Family YMCA.
Arionna and Jade were already a part of the Y’s afterschool program when they started day camp. It was comforting for them to see the familiar faces of their afterschool Y teachers with so much uncertainty. The Redlands Y Day Camp staff helped Arionna and Jade navigate distance learning over the spring to keep the girls on track. “It was very helpful for them to see adults that they knew. The girls love them,” said Cynthia.
During this unprecedented time, Cynthia is happy that her daughters are experiencing new and fun things at the Y. “It’s the interaction, and they can go outside and play. They are learning basketball or soccer, tossing a ball throwing a frisbee all the fun things kids are supposed to be doing,” Cynthia shared.
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.