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HOW TO HELP

Together, we can strengthen our military families.

Make a Gift

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.

Donor Advised Funds

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.

  • Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from” drop down menu.
  • Enter the amount (in US dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.
  • Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to your DAF provider’s website to complete your transaction.

The Impact of Your Donation

$50 PROVIDES A MILITARY MOM A HALF-DAY OF CHILD CARE
$100 ENABLES A PARENT AND CHILD TO ATTEND OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS
$400 SENDS A CHILD TO OPERATION HERO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
$500 SENDS A CHILD TO SUMMER CAMP

Volunteer Your Time

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.

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Combined Federal Campaign

Help the Armed Services YMCA by selecting CFC #11085. Our programming helps junior enlisted service members and their families navigate the unique challenges of military life. Let your donation help those that are near—your shipmates, your battle buddies and your friends.
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Matching Gifts

Matching gifts is a type of corporate giving program that essentially doubles an employee’s initial donation to a nonprofit—providing greater the impact. Be sure to ask if your company has a matching gift program and select ASYMCA as your beneficiary.

Other Ways to Help

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Donate Your Vehicle
Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your car, truck, trailer, boat, RV, motorcycle, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles—running or not—to the Armed Services YMCA partners through our partner CARS. 

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Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Select Armed Services YMCA to receive proceeds from the AmazonSmile Foundation, which donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

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eBay Charity Auctions
eBay Charity Auctions

Support Armed Services YMCA and sell your items through eBay charity auctions. If the listing sells, the donated proceeds are automatically collected and delivered to your charity. 

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Donate Your Points
Donate Your Points

Donate your Wyndham Hotels & Resorts points to help provide hotel accommodations for military travel, in addition to Wyndham’s discounted rates for military families.

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