For nearly 160 years the Armed Services YMCA has been strengthening our military families due to the generosity of our valued donors. Our young and brave service members face the unique challenges of military life, and at times struggle to fully provide the basics for themselves or their families. They are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily for our freedom. With shrinking defense budgets, troop and family programs are being cut at every military installation.
In close coordination with installation commanders, the Armed Services YMCA tailors our programming to fill the highest priority gaps with low and no-cost programs and services including child care, hospital assistance, counseling, emergency food and clothing assistance, education programs, as well as family, youth and teen programs. Please give today.
The Armed Services YMCA is proud to be a resource and partner to several of the United States’ largest Donor Advised Fund sponsor organizations and their philanthropic services teams. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window on this page.
How to use the DAF Direct widget
If you have a DAF giving account at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon Charitable or Greater Kansas City Community Foundation giving account, you can request a grant to EDF using the DAF Direct widget.
The Armed Services YMCA depends on more than 10,000 volunteers to help implement programs and services to strengthen military families. Will you join our forces? With your help and by donating 112,000 hours annually to make a difference in the lives of our military families. Please contact one of our 13 Armed Services YMCA branches or program affiliates to find out how you can get involved in your community.
You can support our service members and their families through a wire or stock transfer today. When you donate securities to the Armed Services YMCA, you receive the same tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer.
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