The Y experience is full of small moments that lead to big transformations. When you give to the Y, you help provide life-changing opportunities and support to the people in your community who need them most and bring lasting personal and social change to others.

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While our physical doors are not open right now, our mission remains strong. We are dedicated to responding to community needs. With the COVID-19 outbreak evolving every day, your support makes it possible for the Y to be flexible and innovative. We know that this is an uncertain time for everyone and your support means so much to us.

Together we can make an impact right now for you and your neighbors. You can make a positive impact for those who need us most by donating to your Y today. Help keep youth, families, and individuals safe during this difficult time and give access to YMCA programs as quickly as possible when we reopen our doors.

In times of difficulty, the Y is there to strengthen our community. Our areas of focus guide us as we serve our mission to help all learn, grow, and thrive.




Health and Wellness doesn’t stop at our doors


Your Y is dedicated to make sure our members and the community stays HEALTHY AT HOME. Through virtual wellness offerings we are keeping families, seniors, and individuals active, engaged, and thriving. Through wellness check-in calls with members, your Y is making sure their needs are met and connecting people to critical governmental and nonprofit community services.

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Committed to feeding youth in our community


One in seven children in the U.S. is fighting hunger. Because of COVID-19-related school closings, these kids are even more at risk. Your Y has mobilized with its community partners to set up Grab & Go and Drive-Through meal sites to ensure kids and teens have access to nutritious food while maintaining social distance. These are youth who wouldn’t otherwise get a meal. Commit with us now to stop hunger.

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Caring for the children of those who are on the front lines caring for us


The Y is providing school-aged youth with enrichment programming in partnership with the school district and providing priority child care to emergency and essential workers. Through our Early Childhood Development Centers in Hermantown and Grand Marais, we are continuing to care for our little friends, while their families care for us. As always, the Y is dedicated to removing barriers to care and financial assistance continues to be available to those who need us most.


As the current situation evolves, we know that the need for emergency child care for essential personnel will grow exponentially. A high quality, trained staff that is ready to mobilize is essential. When people return to work and their children are still out of school, the need for Y child care will be higher than ever. We need to retain our high quality, trained staff for the benefit of these families and the children who depend on us. When our Ys reopen, we know that our community will quickly return to their Y. We know our community will be craving the connection that we have all been denied and the Y is where so many in our community connect with others. The YMCA must be ready.

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The Duluth Area Family YMCA employs nearly 800 people in our region. Ours is a vital, cause-driving staff team who are dedicated to supporting our community in all times. At the heart of all the YMCA does is our dedicated staff team. We are dedicated to supporting our team and have set up the Y Employee Emergency Relief Fund to show our appreciation and help those who face hardships with our facilities closed.

Our Staff are the heart of all we do. We need them today as we provide emergency services and later when our community returns to a more normal existence. Help Us Support our Staff