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Strengthening Our Military Family®


How To Help Military Families through Armed Services YMCA





For more than 150 years the Armed Services YMCA has been strengthening our military family. These young heroes don’t get paid much, and many struggle to provide the basics for themselves or their families. They are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily so we can enjoy our freedoms and way of life. 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.

Armed Services YMCA is recognized as a top-rated charity by CharityWatch and Charity Navigator. 

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The Armed Services YMCA depends on more than 10,000 volunteers to help with programming and support. 

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Join us in supporting and making a difference in our country’s service members and their families.


More ways to give

Donate a car; buy through Amazon Smile; and other ways to support and strengthen military families. 

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Become a sponsor

We rely on sponsorships, private donations, and grants. Join us in helping support the sacrifices of our troops and their families.