Stories

Through Togetherhood, Y members are improving lives and making their communities stronger and more connected. Click each image below to explore stories, photos and videos of Togetherhood in action to spark ideas for your own community!

Wabash County YMCA

"We’re going to leave a mark, and we’re leaving it together."
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Kosciusko Community YMCA

"It’s just an awesome opportunity to help our community and to be involved in something that’s really going to make a difference in people’s lives."
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YMCA of Southern ME, Freeport ME

"I hope everyone gets to experience [volunteering] at some point in their life."
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YMCA of Southwest Illinois, Belleville, IL

"It was a result of knowing that people out there love and care for them."
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Kraft Family YMCA, YMCA of the Triangle Area, Raleigh, NC

"I don’t volunteer as much as I should, and this is a good place to start."
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YMCA of Southwest Illinois, Belleville, IL

"This gives our members an opportunity to serve."
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YMCA of Dane County, Madison, WI

"It has had such a great impact on the kids that the program served in this neighborhood."
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Davis Family YMCA

"Members get to come here and play in the dirt with us and make sure people aren’t hungry."
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Somerset Hills YMCA

"It is important to identify and address needs in our society by developing community-based solutions."
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Coal Creek Family YMCA

"Volunteering today made me even more proud to be a member of the Coal Creek Family Y."
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Waukesha YMCA, Waukesha, WI

"Watching Y members come together and make this many meals and help this many families is the best thing we’ve done at the Y."
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Family Health & Fitness YMCA

"This is an amazing opportunity; all communities need support, especially schools."
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Patrick Henry YMCA

"The Togetherhood program helps to gain awareness of what opportunities exist in the community."
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Watertown Family YMCA, Watertown, NY

"I love to knit, especially when the items are for a good cause."
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Central Bucks Family YMCA, Doylestown, PA

"This project was a Y project and I just believe in the Y and what they do in the community."
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Central Bucks Family YMCA, Doylestown, PA

"The Y needs to be less shy about asking people to give their time. People are really ready to do so."
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