Celebrate GivingTuesday with the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday will be celebrated on November 29 this year and is a day that encourages people around the world to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. As a charity, our Y will be participating – and we’d love for our communities to join us!  

Why is it so meaningful to support the Y on GivingTuesday? The words of those who received a subsidized Y membership or assistance with program fees, help explain: 

“I'm a single father with a 10-year-old son. We were able to afford a membership together even though we are low income. My son is very active, and the Y gives him all kinds of ways to keep fit and keep active. The gym at the Y is a place we both love and can do activities together. Without the Y our days wouldn't be so fulfilling. The YMCA has helped us both feel more in touch with the community. Thank you.” 

"Exercise is so vital to good health. I joined the Y shortly after it opened, and it took some time but I got my husband to join as well. We are now in our 70's and the Y is a big part of our social network. We are very grateful for the Y's financial assistance program to allow us to participate in all our membership offers. Thank you."

“My son and I left Ukraine before the war and we arrived in Canada a few months ago. My son Daniil was at summer day camp and it was the greatest experience ever. He was stressed after everything that happened and he missed his father. But when he met the Y family he became a happy child again and was not scared to stay without me anymore. Every morning he woke up with one idea - to go to camp. And I had the chance to work and earn money for our family. I will always be grateful to the amazing Kelly who changed our lives and made my stressed son happy again!!!” Financially assisted camp family.

Gifts on November 29, big or small, will have twice the impact. All donations to the Y will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous fundholder at London Community Foundation, up to a total of $3,000. 

Looking to donate and wish to support a specific Y camp or community? You are able to choose what you’d like to donate to on our online form

We’d be so grateful if you chose to support health, hope and opportunity for all on this GivingTuesday.