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Why Give to the Y

The YMCA has been an integral part of the Catawba Valley region for more than 50 years. These are unprecedented times for our region, our nation and the world. Today, our YMCA's commitment to the health and well-being of our community is stronger than ever.

We’ve always been more than just a gym and swim - filling gaps and supporting critical needs in ways that no other organization can. But, today our Y faces extraordinary challenges.

Our ability to remain a vital thread that holds the fabric of our community together depends on you.

When you give to the YMCA of the Catawba Valley, you create opportunities for us all to live, work and play in a strong community. With your help, our Y can focus on what we do best and where we’re needed most - caring for our community.



"We have been members of the Y for over 25 years. It is so convenient having two Y’s so close; Hickory and Conover. Both facilities are fabulous. Exercise is so important to us for staying healthy physically and mentally. The Y offers so many options for different ways to exercise: the various classes, many aerobic machines and of course the wonderful options for weight lifting. I especially love the Zumba classes because it is such a fun way to really get that heart rate up. It’s just a big dance party. You will actually forget you are exercising. Plus, we love the hot tub, sauna/steam room and pool options.

It is import to us to support the Y when they have fund raisers because in the end it benefits us when improvements are made to the building, pools, exercise equipment, etc. Of course, donating to the Kids Campaign helps the overall community which benefits everyone.

Having a safe place to bring our kids when they were young was a life saver. I feel I was a better mother because I could have a break to exercise (my stress-reliever) and the kids could have fun playing at the Child Watch…everyone was happy. The Y taught both our children to swim which probably saved their lives on numerous occasions. Many great memories were made at the varieties of pools offered at the Y. Great way to spend the day during the hot summers.

So, as you can tell, we love the Y!!"



Ways to Give to the Y:


Annual Campaign

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps empower communities and the US who live in them to thrive. We can’t do it alone.


Capital Campaign

To continue the Y's impactful work for generations to come, we are building state-of-the-art facilities for our community. A renovated YMCA will help create open environments for our members and community to thrive.


Endowment Giving

The YMCA takes the trust our donors place in us seriously. Gifts to the Endowment Fund are managed by professional investment advisors and kept in perpetuity and invested to generate income that is used to further the work of the YMCA.