Ready for your new Y? Here are the three ways you can strengthen our community for generations to come:
Donate now to help us raise our last $1.3m
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Become a campaigner to help others join the cause
NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCAGreater Baldwinsville volunteers are working together to build a new Y to meet the needs of this community. Construction is nearly complete at 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville.
We're opening this spring!
Our new Y will strengthen community for generations to come. Here's what you can do now to help finish the job:
- Learn why we're building this Y (read below)
- Review the plans for our new Y
- See our construction videos
- Join our e-mail update list
- Like our Facebook page and join the discussion
- Become a Friend of the YMCA, Northwest
- Make a pledge to the Campaign For Our New Y (you may also use this printable form)
- Donate now to support the Campaign For Our New Y
- Become a campaigner to help others show their support
- Share the story - urge your friends and family to get informed and get involved, too!
About 15 years ago, leading residents and business leaders in the
northwestern part of Onondaga County decided they wanted a Y in their
neighborhood. With guidance from the Greater Syracuse YMCA, they formed a
board of volunteers to survey community needs, identify an appropriate
site, develop building plans and gather the resources needed. In-depth
surveys and analysis found that the area lacks sufficient recreational
facilities and wellness programs for children, adolescents, families and adults.
The YMCA is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to deliver lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has been a leader in providing healthy choices to Onondaga County residents since 1858. We are the county’s largest provider of school-age child care, and one of its largest employers of teenagers. Our innovative programs for health seekers - including cancer survivors and people at risk of diabetes – have earned national acclaim.
This new facility will be a comprehensive community resource, improving the lives of thousands of residents every year. It will be a place where children, families and groups can gather for their health, for recreation, or to just play in a safe and nurturing environment. It will make our community a better place in which to live and work.
The Campaign for our New Y
Greater Baldwinsville volunteers have launched The Campaign For Our New Y to raise $6 million to build the Northwest Family YMCA. Already, they have raised $4.7 million!
That leaves just $1.3 million to raise. We could use your help to finish the Y!
Some naming opportunities are still available. For more information, contact:Elizabeth Quilter
Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Syracuse
Northwest Family Y will have a positive impact on the local economy.
With an annual payroll over $2 million, the new Y will provide
about 300 full- and part-time jobs. Many of these positions will give our
teenagers a great first-job experience. Others will help experienced adults re-enter the workforce after time off to raise kids. We expect about 15,000 new members of the Northwest Family YMCA. At the Y, everyone can belong, regardless of their financial background, thanks to the generosity of our donors.
Cindy Dowd Greene, co-chair of the Campaign For Our New Y, can't wait to take her granddaughter Annie to the new Y.
Share your own NWFY Selfie of Support
You can support the Campaign for Our New Y just by letting others know it's important to you. Here's a fun way to do it:
- Click on the image above. Print it and sign it
- Strike a pose with it and take a picture
- Post it to your Facebook page or other social media
- Encourage your friends to share and join the cause
Our StaffWhen it opens, the Northwest Family YMCA will employ about 300 talented people who are passionate about making connections and helping people grow stronger. Click here to learn more about working at the Northwest Family YMCA.
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.