STAND WITH YOUR Y

Your gift supports FREE all-day child care for COVID-19 first responders and essential workers in our community.

$45 supports a full day of child care enrichment for 1 child
$135 supports three full days of child care enrichment for 1 child
$225 supports a full week of child care enrichment for 1 child
$900 supports a full month of child care enrichment for 1 child

 

At the Eugene Family YMCA, everything we do is guided by our commitment to support our community, and this is even more critical now. In trying times, the Y pivots in response to community needs, and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions–and you can help.

Please consider STANDING WITH YOUR Y so we can keep our community together and vibrant during these significant challenges. Your donation allows us to provide emergency child care to medical professionals and other essential workers, offer online fitness classes to our members and provide work-from-home options to our staff while they make calls to check on the welfare and needs of our members.

The Eugene Family YMCA is 501c3 non-profit. EIN 93-0500679

 

Give to the Annual Campaign!

At the Eugene Family YMCA, we believe EVERYONE DESERVES OPPORTUNITY regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, gender, sex, age, belief, size or culture. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FOR INABILITY TO PAY. In 2019 alone, your Y provided $464,675 in financial assistance to those in need.  Please join us in ensuring that all kids, families, individuals and seniors have access to the Y's programs and services through our annual campaign in support of our financial assistance program.  

The Eugene Family YMCA is 501c3 non-profit. EIN 93-0500679

 

Give to the Capital Campaign!

 

Since our current facility on Patterson was constructed over 60 years ago, the Y has responded to the changing demands of our local community. Those years of flexibility and responsiveness have served us well, but our walls can no longer accommodate our growth. Our future new flagship Y is about more than a new building, we're building the foundation to continue our 132-year legacy of serving the needs of Lane County, Oregon.

The Eugene Family YMCA is 501c3 non-profit. EIN 93-0500679

 

Our Y's Story.

The Y has been a trusted leader in healthy living, youth development and community-building in Eugene since 1887.

That year, we began our work by welcoming new students from across the country when they arrived at the Eugene train station, helping them thrive in their new home. By 1909 the first YMCA building was erected in Downtown Eugene on Willamette Street. The facility housed reading rooms, a gymnasium and a pool that sometimes leaked up to a foot of water every night. It was from this building that the Eugene Y supported our troops upon their return from World War I and World War II, and their families while they were overseas.

In 1955, the Eugene Y moved to its current location on Patterson Street. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Y evolved into being more than a community meeting place. When mothers entered the workforce, childcare became a local and national priority for our organization. When heart disease was recognized as a national issue, the Y helped bring "fitness" to the forefront. When legendary U of O track coach, and Nike co-founder, Bill Bowerman created a world renowned jogging program, the first participants in his program came from the Eugene Family YMCA. The very first jogging groups met at the Y on Patterson Street.

Y leaders have made many memorable contributions to our society - James Naismith invented basketball; the Y's World Service program served as the pattern for John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps; Sonora Smart Dodd organized one of the first Father's Day celebrations; and the Y has nurtured the confidence and skills in notable leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Neil Armstrong.

Today, the Y is the largest non-profit organization focused on preventative health care and healthy living, and the largest youth development and child care provider in the United States. Our own Y facility in South Eugene currently serves 6,494 members on-site and more than 700 kids daily in youth development programs throughout Lane County.

We have a 132 year legacy of responding to the needs of our community's children, families, adults, and seniors — and we need your help to continue. 


FOR MORE GIVING INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Danielle Uhlhorn, Chief Development Officer

danielle@eugeneymca.org / 541.686.9622