Here for Good Campaign

For decades, the YMCA has served the Chester County community. However, we are not immune to the detrimental effects of COVID-19. We continue to do all we can to support our community, but we, too, need support from our community. In less than a year, our organization looks remarkably different due to COVID-19. Here are the facts.

  • Overall Reduction of 40% in Revenue - Originally an organization with a $45 million budget, our revenue dropped more than by $18.2 million in 2020.
  • 59% Reduction in Membership Income - As a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on membership dues, more than 50% of our revenue comes from membership. However, in 2020, membership revenue dropped by 59%.
  • 64% Less Visits by Members – Compared to previous years, less than 64% of our members are visiting the YMCA daily. Additionally, many members have canceled or suspended their memberships. 
  • 60% Reduction in Staff Team - We’ve been forced to permanently lay off more than 1,100 talented team members to stay afloat and cover our operating expenses.
  • 38% drop in childcare and summer camp programming – Currently less than half of the children who attend YGBW’s summer camp and childcare programs prior to COVID-19 have returned.

Given all that our community is reeling from due to COVID-19, including unemployment being at an all-time high of 10%, we know the Y is needed now more than ever—and we are here for good. However, we also need your support to weather this storm. There are several ways you can help.

There are several ways you can support our Here for Good Campaign: