Strong Kids Campaign


Everyone has heard of the Y. But there's so much more to the Y than many people realize. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies.

It strengthens communities.

At the YMCA of Parkersburg, we believe the future of the Mid-Ohio Valley depends on the strength of our children, families, and our communities. Your financial support allows us to achieve so much more together than we ever could alone.

Because our YMCA has a philosophy to never turn away anyone from YMCA programs because of an inability to pay, the funds we raise through this campaign will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance for children in need, or for struggling families who want to participate in YMCA programs.

In addition, funds will be used to:

Every day, the YMCA of Parkersburg is focused on strengthening communities for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. But we can't do it alone.  

A brand-new opportunity to help even further - the Challenge Pool! We are thrilled to know that there has already been $10,000 pledged to the fund, to be applied to the campaign only after the initial goal of $100,000 is reached.  This pool of funds will allow the Y to expand or improve programs even more.

Exciting things are happening at the Y right now:

  • Over 900 kids are participating in Y sponsored programs

  • Over 450 families belong to the Y

  • Membership units total more than 1,550

  • Membership has seen a 30% growth in the last six months

  • New partnerships have been developed with WVU-P and Ohio Valley University

  • Member access has expanded with the fitness facility now open 24/7

  • There are nine new state-of-the-art cardio machines

  • After-school program participation has increased by 26%

  • The Y provided more than $25,000 in scholarship and financial assistance in the past 12 months (3/31/19)

Thank you for considering giving to your Y today! With your pledge you will be supporting:

  • community development

  • education and care for our youth

  • encouragement to lose weight and get stronger

  • volunteer opportunities

  • a high school student's first job

Ways to give:

  1. Give by check and mail to: 1800 30th Street, Parkersburg, WV Please include a completed pledge card with your check.

  2. Give by phone by calling (304) 485-5585

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