Growing Our Mission
At the Ozarks Regional YMCA, we are growing our mission, by keeping our roots in our community.
Daily, our communities face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff and generous donors like you to make a difference. No other nonprofit organization can impact as many people as powerfully as we do every day.
Each year, through our Annual Campaign, 100% of your donation directly supports financial assistance and program subsidies for your friends and neighbors. Through community donations, corporate giving and staff campaign, we are able to raise much needed funding that can immediately impact people in our region. When you give to the Ozarks Regional YMCA, your gift helps young people achieve their potential, empowers people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthens our community.
We give nearly 20,000 facility and program members throughout the year a sense of belonging and provide the tools, support and skills to live life to its fullest. Nearly 40% of those members receive financial assistance, which means over 8,000 of your friends, family, and neighbors have an opportunity to grow physically, intellectually and spiritually, and are empowered to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
Supporting the Ozarks Regional YMCA is something to be proud of! Your contributions positively affect the lives of people right here in your own community; people who are in need of a helping hand, a patient ear, or a comforting shoulder. Our donors are an essential asset, and we are proud to recognize their support, involvement, and impact in the communities we serve. As a “thank you,” and to help our donors show their support, we offer opportunities for recognition within our branches. Major donors are recognized through our Banner Program, so that facility and program members can see and appreciate the individuals, corporations and organizations who help make their Y great!
The YMCA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Your gift is greatly appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.