Good work is funded by good people and our community is the best! We were founded by this community, for this community and we are honored to celebrate our 132nd year of serving you—our family, friends, and neighbors. Your YWCA is an integral part of the community having served over 27,000 women, children and families this past year.
Not only are we the area’s largest Child Care provider, providing after school care for 700+ children each day, we meet community needs with a wide range of programming. Our Fitness & Recreation waterprograms teach children to swim, provide exercise classes including aqua therapy in the warmest pool in the region, and host weekly Birthday Splash parties. Land fitness options include our exercise room, Silver Foxes, Karate, yoga and basketball. Our Women’s Breast Health Programsoffer education and financial resources for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment and the YWCAPink Boutique offers free fittings for prosthesis and undergarments to mastectomy patients. Our Tribute to Women Awards honor women and girls who represent the YWCA mission of #empoweringwomen and our Racial Justice award recognizes those who represent our mission of #eliminatingracism.
As a staff of “locals”, we are proud of our ability to continue to provide these instrumental services from the original location in downtown Elmira that we remember as children. We learned to swim at the YW, we attended Latch Key after school, and we had Splash Birthday Parties. We’re dedicated to this community and our opportunity to continue the “good work” of YWCA Elmira, our (your) hometown community center.
Your tax-deductible gift of $500, $250, $100, $50, $25 or any other amount will benefit the thousands who depend upon us for child care, health services, recreation, education and advocacy. You can also make your donation by phone or online at ywcaelmira.og. Thank you in advance for keeping YWCA Elmira an integral part of downtown Elmira.