For a Better Us
Every day, the Ozarks Regional YMCA gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive.
From advocacy to food security, disease prevention to athletics, football to dance classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhood and the people who live here.
Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. And we need your help to do it. Your gift can help the Ozarks and everyone in it shine.
27,240 kids and adults in your community will have their lives changes thanks to programs you support through your gift to the YMCA's Impact Campaign.
But keeping the Ozarks great is a full-time job.
of your gift stays local to support
programs that strengthen our community
There's a Y in Everybody
The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a cause-driven organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. We help make A Better Us by being a leader in our community for youth sports, water safety, child care, senior programs and more.
The Y relies on the generosity of donors to continue serving the increasing needs in our community.
When you donate to the Ozarks Regional YMCA, you make the Ozarks better through programs focused on:
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development—all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members,
volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
$50 helps a child learn good sportsmanship and team skills through youth sports. In addition to developing sports skills, at the Y we teach the value of teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe and enriching environment for all our kids.
$465 provides one low income child with a fun filled week at Camp Wakonda. At YMCA Camp Wakonda, kids unplug from screens and connect with each other and to nature. They swim, hike, climb and play outdoors - together. They return home healthier and motivated to continue active lifestyles outdoors.
$600 supports the Y's water safety programs for ten children. With drowning being one of the leading causes of accidental death among children, the Y is addressing this issue. Alongside our swim lessons, the Y's "Safety Around Water" initiative makes underserved children safer in our pools, lakes and rivers.
$1200 provides a single parent with one year of after school care, allowing them to work to support their family. Out of School time is a risky time for kids as they are most vulnerable to negative influences. The Y makes safe, fun and enriching activities available for our children during times it is most needed.