Annual Campaign

The YMCA's Annual Campaign allows children, families and adults to participate in the YMCA programs that you and your family love – regardless of their ability to pay. 100% of the dollars raised during each year's Annual Campaign is invested back into our community.

A campaign to change lives

You can continue to make a difference in your community by donating to the Annual Campaign with your Crew. What better way to teach your child the power of giving back? Participate in this community-wide effort to raise funds for children, teens and adults that need our Y the most. Y Guides' 2023 goal is to raise $135,000 during the Annual Campaign season. 

MAKE A PLEDGE, Classy Page or a donation

Crews: Have one person from your Crew fill out the Annual Campaign form to request a Pledge or a Crew Classy page. Learn more about the difference between a Crew Pledge and a Crew Classy Page here. 

Individuals: If you would like to give as an individual, not a Crew, visit our main donation website. Be sure to select Y Guides from the drop-down menu.

Trailblazers: You can give as a Crew, an Individual or donate directly to the Trailblazers Classy page

Case for giving

Your funds can impact more than just the Y Guides program. Learn more about our case for giving here. Our work is focused in the following four areas:

  • Improving Health Outcomes
  • Supporting Education
  • Developing Changemakers
  • Strengthening Families

Together, we are a part of a strong community.

Your Crew will have an opportunity during Fall Outing at Camp Kanata to complete your pledge and pick up your Annual Campaign patches. After making your pledge at Fall Outing, your Crew will be billed in February for their pledge and the gifted amount will be due by the end of the Y Guides calendar year in May. 

Crews that pledge $500 or more will also receive the Golden Feather Society patch.

Prize Lottery

To add a little Y Guides spirit into the campaign, we have a prize lottery. Any Crew that donates will be entered into a prize drawing that includes:

  • Specialized Patches for you and your Crew
  • Y Guides Swag for your Crew


Lou Seaman "Howlin' Hippo"