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THE Y FOR ALL. We Need You.

The YMCA is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that supports the health and wellness of everyone in our community. Our organization brings people together to build a connected community that actively pursues a healthy and socially responsible lifestyle and supports the physical and emotional well-being of youth in our region.

As a Y supporter, your dollars go directly to helping children and families participate in the programs and services they need. Because of you, everyone has access to be an active and engaged member of the YMCA community.

Get Involved with the Annual Campaign.

Give a Gift

Credit Card: You can make an online donation via any major credit card or can choose to schedule monthly donations to achieve your desired donation amount. Give Online.

Check: The YMCA of Metro North accepts both checks and money orders. You can drop your check at your local YMCA of Metro North branch or mail your check to our corporate office: YMCA of Metro North, 2 Centennial Drive Suite 4a, Peabody, MA 01960

Cash: All of our YMCA of Metro North branches can accept your cash donation and provide you with an immediate receipt of your contribution.

Securities Transfer: Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds – Our Y welcomes the exchange of securities. You can receive a tax deduction for the market value of the stock or appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax if applicable. Both of these benefits may allow you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. Security transfers can be completed using the following information: Account Name: YMCA of Metro North Account Number: Z66-332100 Fidelity DTC: 0226. Please notify us of your intent to make a securities transfer by contacting our finance department at 978-775-3701 or

Wire Transfer: You can conveniently transfer funds into the Y’s account with a wire transfer. Please notify us of your intent to make a wire transfer by contacting our finance department at 978-775-3701 or

Planned Giving: Y for Life

Life Insurance: When new or existing policies name the Y as owner or beneficiary of your policy, all subsequent premium payments become tax-deductible contributions. Please notify us once you have named the YMCA of Metro North on your life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts & Unitrusts: The structure of these trusts can allow you to make a gift during your lifetime and still continue to receive income for yourself and/or beneficiaries. After the life interest has passed, the remaining principal will help the Y. Donors can receive a tax deduction in the year the trust is established, avoid capital gains, and reduce estate and gift taxes. Please contact us for details and to notify the YMCA of Metro North of your transaction.

Wills/Bequests: The most common form of deferred gift to the Y is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust. Please notify us of your intent to give.

Gifts of Retirement Plans: Naming the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g., IRA, SEP, 401(k), 403(b), ESOP, etc.) may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated as income and estate taxes may not be imposed when plan assets are distributed to the Y. Your retirement account’s plan administrator can help you designate the Y as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan’s beneficiary form. Please notify us of your intent to give.

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Sponsor an Event

The YMCA of Metro North hosts several special events each year to raise money for our Annual Campaign scholarship fund. The Y is able to support the communities we serve with the help of generous participants and sponsors who support these fundraising events.

Road Race Series– The annual YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series brings together seven different communities to run for a cause. Four unique races are featured across our communities to motivate, inspire, and promote the YMCA’s mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Run for a Cause. Run with the Y.

YMCA of Metro North Annual Meeting – Each spring, donors, supporters, members, and friends gather at our Annual Meeting to recognize achievements and honor key staff, volunteers, and supporters who made the prior year special. Learn more about the Annual Meeting.

Fore the Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament– The YMCA of Metro North hosts this prestigious event each June to benefit the Y’s youth programs at the exclusive Kernwood Country Golf Club in Salem, MA. Learn more about sponsoring or participating in the annual Golf Tournament.

Where in the World Celebration – Each September, the YMCA of Metro North hosts hundreds of supporters, members, and friends at our annual fundraising gala. Learn more about the Where in the World gala and auction.

Volunteer your Time

As a YMCA volunteer, your time and talent go a long way. Whether you’re from Lynn, Peabody, Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, or beyond— your efforts, guidance, and connections are greatly needed during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Become a Volunteer

To notify us of your gift, intent to give, or sponsorship interest, please contact Kathleen Walsh at 978-548-4443 or