Annual Giving

Getting Better Every Day

A young boy’s dreams were shattered upon finding out he did not make Churchill Jr. High’s Basketball team one winter. He had always dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player one day. With the help of a stranger’s kind and generous heart, he was able to play the sport he loves on a different team- through the Knox County YMCA’s Youth Basketball League. Together we can help other kids and families in our area reach their dreams. Together we can build a better us.

When you donate to the Knox County YMCA, you make the community better through programs focused on:

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, and support those who need us most. 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.


How You Can Help

$60One child will be safe at our Before and After School Program.
$120Two children can gain new skills and confidence during a session of swim lessons.
$240Four youth can develop life skills on and off the court in youth basketball.
$670A single dad joins the Y and visits weekly with his children.
$1,500*Six at-risk Knox County youth can join the Y.
$2,000*A grandmother raising her daughter’s child can receive eight weeks of subsidized childcare at our licensed child care facility.
$2,500*Four families can spend time together getting healthier at the Y.
$5,000*Five children can be safe and cared for at the Y’s Summer Adventure’s Program.
*BANNER RECOGNITION


Recognition Opportunities

$800Lobby/Wellness CenterDigital Signage Ad
$1,500Wellness Center3' x 5' Banner
$1,800Lobby/Wellness CenterDigital Signage Ad & 3' x 5' Banner
$2,000Soccer Complex4' x 8' Sign

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Solutions Crew

Our Success Stories

For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range, Solutions Director Quincy Morrison, and Solutions Coordinator Mandy Peterson.