We know our community is still recovering, and our resources and resolve are stretched to the limit, yet our shared human spirit allows us to hope for a brighter future. We can create change by lifting up one another in our time of need. The YMCA has been working to do just that, but we could not be here for all without dedicated donors like you!

During this holiday season, we invite you to be bold and choose a better tomorrow for our community. With so many in need, help us spread joy and hope with your special year-end gift to the Whatcom Family YMCA today!


Your donation matters now more than ever! See how you can change lives:


You improve the lives of people living with Parkinson Disease

“With lots of evidence that vigorous exercise for an hour actually helps those individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, it should be no surprise that I treasure every moment pedaling because I feel the effects. Always, the afternoon and evening after pedaling, and the next day, I feel strong and optimistic. The pedaling program makes a difference, which to my mind is the best that can be said about any human endeavor.”

—Pedaling for Parkinson’s Participant


You help instill a love of nature, activity and adventure while building confidence in our youth.

“We are extremely grateful that Trail Blazers has been an option for our son this summer! He is deaf, and has not been able to participate in online schooling due to technology limitations and access issues. Trail Blazers has been an invaluable activity in keeping him fit and socially engaged during this unprecedented times.”

—Trail Blazer Parent


You provide a safe place for children to develop social skills and support their cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development.

“Having our daughter enrolled in the Y’s Early Learning program has provided her with a safe, loving, and stimulating classroom experience. Her class at the Barkley Y surrounds her with an incredible staff and comprehensively prepares her for pre-school. As working parents we know that Kennedy is in the very best of care each day.  We can’t thank the Barkley Y teachers, staff, and leadership enough for all the work that’s done daily to make such a positive impact for each student and their family’s lives!”

“For our family, the Y is our second home. The early learning program is a source of constant support, friendship, learning and FUN for our whole family. Whenever we enter the Y each of us feels a sense of belonging—that we have friends outside of our family who care for us and we care for. Our life is immeasurably shaped by the rich experiences we have a the Y. We are so grateful!”

—Early Learning Parents

As you can see, your gift will meet real needs. Please help bridge the gap today and make the Y possible for everyone. The more you give by December 31, the more lives you will touch, so make your gift count now by clicking below.