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Strengthening Our Military Family®


More ways to support Armed Services YMCA and strengthen military families


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


Donate through CARS

CARS -- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based out of San Diego, California -- was founded in 2003. CARS soon began accepting vehicle donations to help other nonprofits raise extra revenue. What began as a company of just a few employees accepting around three vehicle donations per day, has grown into a well-respected leader in the car donation industry. 

CARS accepts most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles. Donating is easy and can be done over the phone as well! 



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

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts — which honors military members and their families with savings — also supports military families with donated points.



Give through the Combined Federal Campaign

Help the Armed Services YMCA help your neighbors by selecting CFC#11085. Our programming is designed to help junior enlisted and their families overcome the unique challenges of military life. Not everyone understands what it means to move every 2-3 years, or to deploy every 18 months. Let your donation help those that are near by, your shipmates, your battle buddies, your friends.


Together, we are strengthening our military family



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. 


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