The cause of the YMCA is to strengthen the community by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA believes that when everybody works together lasting personal and social change can happen. By working with everybody, the YMCA ensures that everyone regardless of age, income or background gets the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. By funding YMCA, one can help the smooth running of life changing programs that help millions of children, adults and families in the United States and around the world to learn, grow and thrive.
Support from the donors and the volunteers help the YMCA on their commitment to nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs or foundational skills and values in their child care programs. It also helps them to combat obesity and chronic disease and thus improve the nation’s health and well being by providing the support and resources that people need to make a positive change. Offering programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance becomes easier with the donor support. The YMCA is also able to give back and support their neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community. This is done through job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change.
, the President and CEO of Victron Energy, believes that he can give back to the society by helping such institutions. The Victron Energy makes annual donations to the YMCA which helps them in their functioning.