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Click Here to view the 2021 Annual Campaign Brochure
Every year, the YMCA of Honolulu raises more than $1 million through our Annual Campaign thanks to the generosity of thousands who want to ensure that the YMCA is there for those who need us most.
The campaign raises critical funds for programs and financial assistance for those who would not otherwise be able to benefit from our services for youth, families, seniors and our community.
We kicked off our 2021 Annual Campaign on March 2, with a fun and inspiring Virtual Rally! If you missed it, watch it here.
Emerging from the Darkness
Youth Development“We were in a panic! We had no one to help with my daughter’s distance learning while we both worked. I was so relieved to find the Y!”— YMCA Learning Center Beneficiary
“After three months of isolation at home, our family was so grateful that our son could attend summer day camp at the Y. He loved the Y and would prod us to get him there as early as possible each day!”
—Summer Day Camp Beneficiary
Healthy Living“The Y had their live-streaming classes up and open to the community so quickly when we had to shelter in place. It was the one bright spot in my day to connect with others and get some exercise.”
— YMCA Virtual Y Beneficiary
“I love Uncle Walt’s ukulele live stream classes, it’s the first time I’ve played my ukulele in 50 years! We sing, laugh and I’ve made friends.
I’m not so lonely now.”
— Kupuna YMCA Virtual Y Beneficiary"
Social Responsibility“Kinisou chapur YMCA, thank you in Chuukese for the foods and drinks you deliver to our home for my four little babies. We feel loved, cared for and not forgotten during these hard times.”
—Y Feeds Kids beneficiary
“Thank you for giving us healthy food to my family. We were very poor when we didn’t have any food. I pray to God to give us food
and then you guys showed up and gave us food. My family was surprised. I realized you guys were very kind.”
— Child from the Y Feeds Kids Program
Why Give To The YMCA of Honolulu?
We will always be here to serve our communities, in good times and bad.
The YMCA of Honolulu is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1869. For over 150 years, the Y has worked side by side with our local communities through wars, economic downturns, social upheaval and health crises. The YMCA is committed and equipped to meet the changing needs and challenges of Oahu's families and communities.
Our youth and families need the YMCA, more than ever.
The Y is one of the largest providers of youth and teen programs in Hawaii (including after school programs and teen outreach/counseling). The demand for financial assistance and programs continues to grow. In 2020, the Y assisted youth and families with almost $1,000,000 in financial assistance to participate in many Y programs and services.
We are strong fiscal managers.
Over ninety cents for each dollar contributed overall (90%) goes directly to provide financial assistance for those in need to participate in YMCA programs and to support Y programs. Most organizations’ overhead averages 18-25%. The Y is committed to keeping its administrative costs low, while still providing quality programs. The YMCA is debt-free and adequately staffed with well-trained professionals. We invest in our facilities, staff and programs to better serve our community.
We value our supporters.
At the Y, we consider donors part of our YMCA ohana. Many of our donors have supported our Y for their entire lives, and for several family generations. These relationships can only exist when there is a high level of trust, as our communities have for our YMCA.
Please give to the YMCA of Honolulu 2021 Annual Campaign.
Know that your gift does make a difference.
Mahalo for your support!