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Mar 22, 2023

YMCA’s 2023 Day of Giving

Our 165th birthday — Wednesday, March 22 — is right around the corner. And to mark this exciting occasion, we’re holding our annual YMCA Day of Giving!

At the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, we play for fun, and we play for progress: All the joyful actions that bring us together and the crucial community services that improve livelihoods. Operating across 14 Y centers, five camps, and nearly 100 extension sites, we’re one of the largest social enterprises in Chicagoland — and in many ways, one of the largest playgrounds!

Each year, more than 300,000 individuals rely on the YMCA of Metro Chicago as a space to connect, grow and play. While we might play in different ways today, what we've learned in 165 years is that our communities need the Y more than ever.

This is where you come in!

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the power of play, working to support brighter futures for families across the communities we serve! 

Help us ring in 165 years of impact with a gift in support of your Y.

Whether you’re…

  • a camp alum who wants to ensure that more kids have that life-changing overnight camp experience, 

  • a member who loves the community that you feel every time you walk into your Y, 

  • a parent who wants to give every family a chance to send their kids to day camp, 

  • or a lifelong member of the Y family who wants to see the Y’s programs expand further into your community,

…your tax deductible gift makes a difference.

With your support on our YMCA Day of Giving, we can continue our tradition of serving as a stable presence where our neighbors find growth, support, and, of course, plenty of reasons and opportunities to play.

At the Y, it’s not important that we play the same thing — it’s that we play together. 

So join us in our continued effort to empower our communities through the power of play!

One last thing: Tell us how you play on social media using the hashtag #YMCAChiDayofGiving. We’ll be sharing our favorite posts!