As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the YMCA makes a promise to never turn anyone away from our programs due to inability to pay. Each year, the Y serves the needs of our community by providing free or highly subsidized programming to those who need us the most. The YMCA focuses on the following critical community needs:
Third-grade reading
Child Development
Teen Development
Drowning Prevention
Health and well-being
Each day, we are enriching the lives of our community members, providing a safe place for all children to be nurtured and belong, tackling health challenges like cancer through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, helping to close the gap for under-resourced children who have fallen behind in reading, ensuring that all children, regardless of their ability, have a place to belong, and providing swim lessons to children in our most fragile communities, so they are safe around open water.


Run! Ballantyne sponsors, participants, and volunteers have a direct impact on the lives of under-resourced children in our community who are supported by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s Annual Campaign. When you are involved in our Annual Campaign events, local kids in need are given the opportunity to engage in safe and enriching YMCA youth programs such as Afterschool, Preschool, Summer Camp, and Youth Sports. When you support the YMCA mission, you provide parents a sense of hope and peace of mind that their children are thriving and their futures are bright.

In 2018, we raised over $72,000 through our YMCA Annual Campaign event participants, volunteers and sponsors to positively impact those in need in throughout the YMCA of Greater Charlotte! We hope you will join our Y movement and help us impact more children and families in need. Make YOUR footprints count.

Sponsorship Inquiries: Please contact Jessica James-Hill at Jessica.jameshill@ymcacharlotte.org | 813-340-6542 or 704-716-4645

**Annual Campaign donations are acknowledged as unrestricted. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte uses unrestricted gifts where they can do the most good and we are committed to connecting our community’s most critical needs with donors who can make a difference.**

Impact a Child 2019
Goal: $2,000