The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, in collaboration with the Michael & Nancy Pia Foundation, is asking the community to join in a year-long focus on Kindness. The effort, which connects to the YMCA’s mission as well as the PIA Foundation’s Living Kindness Project, will offer ongoing ways for friends, neighbors and colleagues to engage in projects, efforts and causes that benefit our community.

The YMCA believes our communities are strongest when everyone is included and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and connect people of all generations, backgrounds and perspectives, and we're committed to addressing issues that people face to create positive change. We call it Social Responsibility - but more put simply, it's kindness. 

Ongoing Initatives 


The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is an association of eight YMCAs across Chester County that offer life-changing programs for children, families, adults and seniors. We seek to be a catalyst for improving the quality of life and well-being for all in our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Learn more about our mission and additional ways that you can get involved.