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DONATE TO THE Y
Making a positive difference in the lives of kids, young people and families
At the Y we build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. As a not-for-profit we are here for our local communities and aim to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Your support helps individuals and families access programmes that support their physical, social and mental well-being.
Every dollar you give to YMCA Central could change the life of a child, teen or family in need.
It is our aim that no person willing, but unable, to pay will be denied access to YMCA programs or services.
The Y is committed to ensuring opportunities for all. We believe that participation in any of our programs and services should not be restricted to the financially privileged. Through Fee Assistance, we will make healthy lifestyles accessible to all people.
Fee Assistance is available across most program areas, for individuals, families, or groups. It can be used to provide free access to programs or can provide partial subsidy dependent on the individual’s ability to pay. Your support will help provide access to someone in need.
Family Camp is about removing all the pressures of daily life for a weekend and enabling families to switch off and spend a few days actively reconnecting together in an outdoor environment with the support of caring YMCA staff. Family Camp is a fully funded programme supported and delivered by YMCA Central. Selected families from all walks of life and backgrounds are treated to a weekend of cabin based camping at our Y Camp.
RAISE UP – Empowering our Young People
Raise Up is YMCA’s youth development programme run by youth for youth and operates from locations across New Zealand. Raise Up has been designed to offer youth a safe and positive environment in which to relax, socialise and achieve their goals.
The programme is run by Raise Up crews who are a group of selected young people representing youth in the community. They are the organising committee and driving force behind many of the events and activities operated for youth throughout YMCA. For more information please see
ONE OFF DONATIONS
You can make a one off donation at any time by clicking on the link below and following the prompts
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Set up an Automatic Payment
If you would like to make a donation directly to our bank account, we are more than happy to provide you with details you need to do so.
We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us
Please make all cheques payable to YMCA Central Inc and place your name on the reverse as a reference.
Post your cheque to: YMCA Central Inc, PO Box 30247, Lower Hutt 5010
No matter how big or small, a bequest is one of the most significant gifts you can make. It could change lives for better, making a big difference to New Zealand kids, young people or families who need it.
Your gift can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate or even a specific property or asset. And how it’s used is up to you. You may be happy for us to use your bequest in the area of most need, or choose a specific programme, service or geographic area that is most special to you.
How to leave a bequest to the Y
If you don’t have a current will, it’s best to get in touch with your family solicitor or a trustee company, such as the Public Trust or NZ Guardian Trust. They’ll help you create a will that reflects your wishes, ensuring they’re clearly understood, and can include a bequest to the Y as part of this process. To do this, you’ll need the full name and address of the Y; YMCA Central Inc, 67 Pilmuir Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010.
If you have an existing will, it can be updated to include a bequest to the Y by making a codicil (a codicil is an addition to your will). It’s important to do this process in consultation with your solicitor.
If you choose to include a bequest to the Y, we would like to know so we can personally thank and acknowledge you on behalf of those kids and families that will most benefit from your generosity.
If you’d like to know more, please contact us
LEARN, GROW AND THRIVE AT THE Y
When school is out, the Y is in! The Y offers a range of recreational based kids programming available throughout the year. Our programmes create fun, safe, fun-filled environments for kids to grow in body mind and spirit. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are paramount to the delivery of our programmes.
FEEDBACK & COMPLAINTS
Y-Central is fully committed to listening and responding to all customers, staff and public concerns, questions or comments about our organisation. Our priority is to have an open and accountable organisational culture that understands the needs of children, their whanau, and our community. We welcome your feedback.