YMCA Open Doors - Five ways you can help those in need

  • Date: 28 June 2016
  • Category: News
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At the YMCA, we believe that no one should miss out on being healthier and happier.

The Y aims to build healthy, happy and connected communities, with a range of health focused facilities and services available to the general public. Unfortunately, usually because of financial hardship, not everyone has equal access to the services needed to lead a healthy and active life.

YMCA Open Doors aims to ensure that no one is denied access to the Y because of financial reasons. Thanks to the generosity of local communities and partners, YMCA is able to raise funds to cover the cost of Y programs and services for people experiencing disadvantage.

Below are five ways you can contribute to YMCA Open Doors and support your local community

      1. In-Centre

Your local YMCA facility is leading the YMCA Open Doors charge. Stroll up to the front desk of your local facility and you will find donation tins -  the perfect place to give whatever you can, even if it’s just the change left-over from your morning coffee or the 10 cents you found on the ground. If you would like to make a more substantial donation in centre, we have Donation Envelopes available, just ask our friendly staff.

     2. Online

Donating online is super easy – you can do it from your couch at home! Click here for more information.

    3. Entertainment Book

When you purchase a 2016/17 Entertainment Book from your local facility, $13 of your purchase goes to YMCA Open Doors. Not only are you contributing to a great cause, but you are also gaining access to thousands of offers to the best Melbourne has to offer! 

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     4. Workplace giving

Pay through your workplace. Your generosity automatically comes out of your pre-tax salary; this means you pay less tax and we save on administration costs.

Arrangement can be made with your employer's payroll department. Email fundraising.vic@ymca.org.au for more information

    5. Fundraising events

By participating in fantastic events such as the YMCA Swimathon, YMCA Bridge Project, centre-based Family Days as well as the very excitingYMCA Father’s Day Fun Run, you are contributing to YMCA Open Doors and getting healthy and active at the same time.