Many of the Y stories below are made possible through community support. When you give to the Y, 100% of your gift goes to programs and financial assistance for children, families, and individuals in need. Together, we can close the achievement gap, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide life-changing experiences to families. Help transform lives by Donating today.
Keri has been a long time member of the YMCA of Delaware, participating in programs such as soccer, day camp and Youth in Government, a mock-legislative program that helps teens develop confidence, practice leadership and learn civic responsibility.
When Tracey Walls first joined the Western Family YMCA, she was not in a good place. Several of Tracey’s family members were dealing with serious health issues, the family business was taking a financial hit, her son's college tuition started to add up and Tracey’s father unexpectedly passed away...
“I don’t know what I would have done without the Y.” - Travis Nock
Each year thousands of children have the Best Summer Ever at the YMCA of Delaware while developing core values, learning new skills, making friends, and having loads of fun in the process. Thanks financial assistance and the support of our donors, 1 in 3 campers is able to attend.
“... I have seen first hand the good that we do."
“The Y helped me to recognize that what I have to say is important” - Nicole K
"It saved my family, and I want people to know that donations to the Y don’t go to waste; they change people’s lives.”
“We live in a society focused so heavily on success that we forget to give back, but there is no success without volunteer leadership. If you cannot give back to the community that supports you through your trials and tribulations, you have not reached success.”
"... I know if something happened, these people would take care of me."
"I am grateful for the opportunity my girls have now."
"Swimming at the Y and joining the swim team has done wonders for my boys."
"My children, Michael and Melissa, beg me every summer to let them go back to Camp Tockwogh because they have “a blast” and make nice friends."