We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That’s why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join or advocate in the name of stronger communities. The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a non-profit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.
Mower County Mentoring
Mower County Mentors can accompany their mentees to the Y free of charge. This gives mentors the opportunity to spend quality time together as they enjoy Y activities. The mentee is required to have a $1 Youth Membership and the mentors need to stop by the Front Desk.
Sight for Students
Children in need of eye-care services may quality for free exams and glasses through assistance from the Y. This program assists families who earn up to 200% of the poverty level but are not eligible for government programs. Contact the Member Services Director for more details. This program is sponsored by the Y and the Vision Service Plan (VSP).
Annual Support Campaign
The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community because we are the community. We believe that meaningful change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Every day, we work side by side in our community to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Because of the Annual Support Campaign, the Y was able to provide $63,000 in support last year which was distributed between financial assistance to 342 youth and families, support for1,800 youth with the $1 Youth Membership and in the form of quality after school care and preschool programming to over 310 youth last year. To learn more about our Annual Support Campaign or to donate, click here.
The YMCA of Austin is fortunate to have a dedicated group of partners that help us bring our mission and goals to life. A special thank you to the Hormel Foods Corporation, The Hormel Foundation , United Way of Mower County and Yoga Studio of Austin for their financial and community support.