When you think of the Y, you might first think of exercising or swimming. But the Y offers so much more. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The money given to our Annual Campaign through individual donations and corporate partnerships is used to provide outreach programs for our community.
The Annual Campaign is our yearly fundraising effort. We are a 503C, and donations are tax deductible. Individuals and corporations can donate or sponsor events. We also accept IRA contributions, legacy donations to our Heritage Club, and other forms of philanthropy. All donations are used to provide services, programs, and memberships to those in our community who need them most.
The Early Learners Literacy Program was created to provide free education to children who would normally not be able to afford preschool. Our goal is to help preschool-aged children develop the skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten. Countryside YMCA provides this free program for three local communities: Brookview, LaLuz, and East Ridge.
The Begin to Swim Program was created as one way to combat drowning statistics of youth. Lifesaving swimming lessons are provided free of charge to fourth graders in the Lebanon City Schools and the Waynesville Local Schools, as well as to all preschoolers enrolled in The Children's Center.
The Blessed Respite Program was created for parents with special needs children and for kinship families so that they can enjoy time away knowing their children are being cared for by trained staff and volunteers.
YMCA Camp Countryside Day Camp scholarships are provided to kids who need financial support to enjoy summer camp experiences.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. The program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
Financial Assistance is available for memberships, classes, and childcare to those who qualify. We mean it when we say that everyone is welcome at the Y.
$25 enables a child with special needs to participate in adaptive swim classes.
$50 a month helps a senior couple stay connected and active in The Stolle Center.
$75 helps two youth learn skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork through participation in YMCA youth sports.
up to $250 provides financial assistance opportunities for families, seniors or a child in need.
up to $500 builds self-confidence by providing swimming lessons and water safety programs for 10 children.
up to $1000 makes it possible for two to four children to attend YMCA Camp Countryside for a week.
up to $2500 enables one child to attend the YMCA after-school program for one year or provides financial assistance for membership or programs.
above $2500 inspires a youth team to learn character building skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork through participation in youth sports. Donors at this level become a Member of Chairman's Round Table.
|IRA Charitable Rewards||
If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 annually from your IRA accounts directly to a charitable nonprofit like Countryside YMCA.
|Kroger Community Rewards||
Kroger Community Rewards makes contributing to the YMCA easy. Choose Countryside YMCA Warren County as your preferred nonprofit and our Annual Campaign will earn funds every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card.
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|Sponsor an Event||
If you own a business or work for a company that wants to support the community, consider sponsoring one of our many fundraising events. Our corporate sponsors provide financial support to one (or more) of our fundraisers. In return, we recognize these businesses for partnering with us.
We'd love to talk with you about opportunities to help fund our outreach activities. Please request more information and we'll get back to you soon!
"LCNB National Bank has had a long history of partnering with the Countryside YMCA. We share the same vision of wanting to make the areas we serve a better place for everyone. We are fortunate to have them in our community." -Eric Meilstrup, President of LCNB National Bank