Double the Impact Makes a Difference at the Sussex Family YMCA

Rehoboth Beach, DE- Thanks to a matching donation of $5,000, the Sussex Family YMCA doubled the impact of their spring fundraising efforts. The Meoli Company recently presented a check to the Sussex Family, matching community gifts that were made to their Annual Campaign April 1st through June 1, 2019.

“We had an overwhelming response from the community, and we are so grateful to the Meoli Company for their support. Their generosity will provide resources to sustain our programs and services,” Hopkins said.

The YMCA’s annual campaign helps ensure Delawareans have access to programs and activities at branches like the one in Sussex County. Childhood education, fitness, health, water safety, and teen enrichment programs are just some of the services rendered thanks to the generous support of donors like the Meoli Company, individual members, and supporters.

About the YMCA of Delaware
The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest non-profit organization committed to strengthening local citizens through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With eight branches statewide and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed long-standing relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve Delaware’s health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Pictured, branch Executive Director Tamisha Hopkins (center) with Community Outreach Coordinator Terri Parsons (left), and McDonald’s Local Area Supervisor, Jennifer Holston (right).

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.


Due to scheduled protests, the Central and Walnut Street YMCA's will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Sussex Family Y will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Bear-Family Y outdoor pools will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.