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From our CEO: How You Can Support the Y During this Time

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
March 30, 2020
President and CEO John Mikos with student painting at Essential Child Care program

Dear Y Family,

To ensure that the Y is able to open after this health crisis, we’re asking for your support. 

As a charitable, nonprofit organization, the Y has a long tradition of emergency response. Right now, we're providing essential child care for the families of first responders, health care workers and others on the front lines. And we've already distributed 4,000 pounds of food to our Head Start families and several agencies serving those in need.

You can support this work and help make sure we're still here after this crisis to support you and build a better, stronger community. Please watch my video message and read below to learn more.

Update Your Membership to Support the Y

  • Convert Your Membership Fee to a Donation.
    You can choose to continue your monthly draft and convert your membership fee to a donation. The Y will maintain your current draft amount, or you can choose a different amount. We will convert the draft payment into a donation and provide you with appropriate documentation for tax purposes. When the Y reopens, your membership will continue at your original rate and regular draft date.
  • Place Your Membership On Hold.
    If you wish, we will place your membership on hold, and you will not be charged until the Y reopens. All standard hold fees will be waived. As soon as we reopen, your membership will automatically resume at your original rate and regular draft date.

Please access our Membership Update Form to complete your information and allow us to update the status of your membership. If we do not hear from you, your membership drafts will be converted to a donation. 

Donate Now

If you are able and would like to join us serving our community by serving children and families in need, please consider making a secure online donation. The Coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty. Every dollar donated to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will have a lasting impact on people of all ages, right here in the metro.

Now more than ever, our community needs you, and we value your ongoing support. Please help in any way you can to ensure the Y is always here and always ready to serve.


John Mikos
President and CEO
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

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