Ways to Help

As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.

Ways to Give

There are many different ways to support the Y. You can help with financial giving through our annual campaign, capital campaign, or 1855 Society. You can also give-in-kind, volunteer your time, and give online.

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Attend a special event

The YMCA of York and York County hosts fundraising events throughout the year, ranging from Black Tie galas to golf outings to races. There’s a way for anyone to get involved! To learn more about upcoming events, go to the “EVENTS” tab or email [email protected]

Giving Through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

In 2001, Pennsylvania Act 4 established the EITC program. Act 4 authorizes the award of tax credits to businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations. You may receive a tax credit of 90% of your gift if your business commits to two consecutive years of donations. If your business gives for one year, your business may receive a tax credit of 75% of your gift. Your company can give up to $200,000.

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The YMCA gratefully accepts in-kind donations. These gifts are donations of property or services other than money and marketable securities. Examples of these charitable contributions could include real estate, art, life insurance, vehicles, etc.

Receipts will be prepared by the YMCA of York County and issued to the donor of in-kind gifts.

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Make a big difference. Service to others is at the core of our mission. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community. As a volunteer, you build a network with other caring, committed individuals striving to make a difference.

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For the latest copy of out Annual Report, please click here.

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