Annual Fund


“The Y is a force for communities, so that communities can be a force for good.”

NEIL NICOLL Former President and CEO, YMCA of the USA

For over 150 years, the YMCA has been the heart of our community because of the belief that all children, adults and families deserve the chance to experience all the Y has to offer. For many in our community, though, the resources are not available to join the Y, send a child to preschool or summer camp or enroll in the before and after school program.

Together we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact on each individual we serve. Every child deserves the chance to attend preschool and go to kindergarten ready to succeed; every family deserves the chance to grow stronger together through a membership to the Y; every child deserves the chance to learn how to swim.

At the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA, children and families grow stronger together. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

The need in our community continues to grow each year. With your support, the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA will continue turning no one away for an inability to pay. Please send in your gift.

Thank you for your support!

Mail in donations can be sent to:

Online donations can be made at anytime

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA

C/O Lindsay Landis
W. Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

The Y. For a better us. Stronger Together

NEPA Gives

About NEPA Gives

NEPA Gives—a one-day online giving extravaganza that’s all about giving back to the community. Scranton Area Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) have teamed up to host NEPA Gives. 

For 24 hours—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m.—on Friday, June 4, 2021, donors may make secure donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations through the NEPA Gives online platform. Donations to participating nonprofits will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by NEPA Gives sponsors—making donor dollars stretch further! Nonprofits will also be eligible for cash prizes. Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents in Northeastern Pennsylvania can participate in NEPA Gives. And, anyone can donate!

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  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR – June 4th will be a historic day for everyone in our community to GIVE BIG! You can learn more about NEPA Gives and support our campaign. #NepaGives

Youth Development

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development—all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Healthy Living

We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.

Social Responsibility

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.