Why Give?

The YMCA has been serving children, youth, adults and families in the greater New Orleans area for more than 164 years, providing programs, activities and support services that help people of all ages reach their full potential in spirit, mind, and body.

We are surrounded by complex social issues and needs, including economic pressures, health and educational disparities, rising rates of obesity and related diseases and changing demographics. The Y is here to help meet those needs. We thrive on providing positive opportunities to the community that support the need to succeed in life.

Your support of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans helps us make a difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds and economic levels. Thanks for helping us strengthen our communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

A gift to the Y will support: 

Car Seat Safety Program

Home For The Holidays

Open Doors program

Summer Camp

Swim Lessons 

YMCA Educational Services (YES!)