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The YMCA has a mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. We also strive to turn no one away due to an inability to pay a program fee or membership fee. We would be unable to accomplish our goal of serving the community without your help.

How Can I Give?

1. Give Now. You may donate funds today by contacting:

Gerry Knox

YMCA of Catawba Valley
701 1st Street NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 828.324.9622

2. Give Later. You may designate funds through our YMCA Endowment Fund.


Gerry Knox

YMCA of Catawba Valley
701 1st Street NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 828.324.9622

3. Volunteer. Our YMCAs are always in need of volunteers and there are a variety of programs and services that could use your help! Please contact your local branch for volunteer opportunities.

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What is the Annual Campaign?

Every day, the Y addresses the most pressing needs in our community by making sure that everyone—regardless of age, income or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  The YMCA of Catawba Valley uses financial gifts from the Annual Campaign to help individuals and families in need participate in programs such as: afterschool care, youth sports, health and wellness, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership programs. Our dollars provide financial assistance for families in need, child care and programming.  We encourage everyone in the community to join our cause. When we all pitch-in and help our neighbors, we make a meaningful, enduring impact in the lives of children and families and ultimately, strengthen our community. 

Where Your Donation Goes

Generous contributions transform the lives of children, adults and families in our community. Here are some examples of how a gift can have an immediate, life-changing impact.

$50 Will give a child the opportunity to learn water safety and swimming.

$80 Will allows a child the opportunity to participate in one season youth sports.

$100 Allows one child the experience of Leaders In Training camp for one week.

$150 Sends a child to a week of summer day camp filled with swimming, crafts, games and other values-based activities.

$792 Provides a family with one year’s membership, including activities for improved health and new friendships.

$1200  Provides a child with the opportunity to be enrolled in a safe, secure, educationally stimulating child development center for 8 weeks.

With your help, the YMCA can continue to turn no one away due to an inability to pay. When a YMCA volunteer contacts you, please say yes. It truly can make a difference in so many lives.  Have a story to share? [email protected]


Can I Designate My Funds?

Yes, you may designate your funds for a specific YMCA branch or to a specific program. If funds are not designated to a specific location or program they will be utilized in the areas identified with the greatest need.

What are the Levels of Giving?

Donations are appreciated and accepted at any level. Donations are recognized as follows:

$1-$249 Special Friends
$250-$499 Youth Sponsor
$500-$999 Youth Patron
$1000-$1,499 Chairman's Roundtable
$1,500-$2,499 Tony A. Pope Society
$2,500-$4,999 "Chic" Charles Robinson Society
$5,000+ Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Society

The YMCA of Catawba Valley is here to take care of all your needs. Please use the form below to let us know who you are and what you need help with and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours.