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It’s very easy to look at the YMCA and see it as a place of “gym and swim” programs, a place to get healthy, a place to socialize with friends. Every YMCA, though, is much more than that. The YMCA is a charity.

Every year, the South Shore YMCA raises funds to distribute to families in the area in need, to allow them access to the many programs – more than 100 – that the Y offers. The target is to distribute $2 million across the South Shore, so that nobody who asks for assistance is ever turned away.

In 2016:

  • The Y’s food pantry in Germantown served 4,354 individuals providing basic necessities and connecting them to life-changing services.
  • At the Y’s Quincy and Emilson Branches, your donations helped 4,473 kids attend swim lessons and learn the skills and confidence needed to be safe in the water. Living in coastal towns, drownings are the 2nd leading cause of death for children.
  • Your donations provided opportunities for 2,097 seniors to get out of the house, socialize with friends and participate in programs which improved their health and well-being.
  • A total of 612 students were served by the Y’s Early Learning Programs.
  • As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, 1,400 individuals participated in the Y’s Medical Wellness Programs.

But the “Y” is not just a corporate entity, and it’s not just a charity. The Y’s Change-A-Life Fund represents the combined giving of three separate groups of people. First, the YMCA staff members, approximately 1000 individuals working in Quincy, Norwell, Hanover and Sandwich, kickstart the giving in late fall. Then, the YMCA’s board members make their pledges to the fund, and finally, the staff asks the community at large to help change lives. Four major annual events, and many smaller events, generate funds for the cause. Together - staff, board, members, volunteers, the community at large – we all make up the Y.

Meet Our Development Team

ylogo  Mary Orne
Vice President of Development | 781-264-9453

Michelle Duggan
Senior Development Director | 781-264-9416

ylogo John Galluzzo
Development Writer | 781-724-7131
ylogo Kathy Quigley

Development Director | 857-891-0378

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