Join the Movement and Give Back


#GivingTuesday is a national movement that gives everyone the opportunity to give back by donating dollars, time or skills to organizations making a difference.


Here in our community, the Whatcom Family YMCA is already giving back, enhancing lives every day. With five locations - Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and Barkley - the Y provides programs for the spirit, mind, and body for all ages. From empowering kids in youth running programs, supporting cancer survivors in the LIVESTRONG program, or keeping seniors healthy and active through Silver Sneakers programming, the Y has something for everyone. In fact, they work every day to ensure everyone - regardless of age, income, or background - can grow and thrive.

The Y is so much more than a gym - it is a beacon of hope, a place where people from all walks come for encouragement and access to opportunity. To this end, the Y provides 6,000 showers to homeless in our community every year and runs programs to prevent diabetes and help those with Parkinson’s.

While a Y membership pays to make the member healthy, happy, and strive to be their best, a donation during #GivingTuesday provides the opportunity to less fortunate individuals or families to also be their best selves. At the Y, no one is turned away for their inability to pay.

This #GivingTuesday, November 28th, consider giving to the Whatcom Family YMCA, an organization that truly gives back. All contributions will go directly to provide financial assistance and expand programming and locations for at-risk, underserved, and low income communities within Whatcom County. With the help of gracious gifts provided on this day, the Y will continue to change lives within your community for the better.

Share your #UnSelfie on #GivingTuesday and why you gave to the Whatcom Family YMCA by tagging #WhatcomYGivesBack.