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Annual Events

 

Special Ops Auction

The Special Ops Auction is held annually in December. This event supports the Warren County YMCA operations and aids the YMCA in being able to continue to offer outstanding services to all of Warren County.

For this auction, the YMCA Board of Directors solicits items from the community which are held for auction during this fun and exciting evening event at the Conewango Club. Items that have been collected for past auctions include, a penthouse villa vacation in Florida, an autographed NFL helmet, tickets to major sporting events, autographed sports equipment, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, hunting adventure trips, and much more!

This event is held both online and in person and everyone is welcome to attend.

Auction items will be listed online the Monday before the event, allowing bidders to submit bids prior to Wednesday's auction. This makes it fun for everyone. Who knows, this may be the event where you win the perfect Christmas or Birthday gift for that special someone!

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Time: Live Auction Begins at 6:00 pm
Location: Conewango Club, 201 Market Street. Warren, Pa.
Pre Auction: Begins Monday, December 13th (Online Auction site to be announced soon.)

 

Annual United Fund Basket Raffle

The United Fund of Warren County supports our Youth memberships each year with a financial gift from their annual fundraising drive.

To give back to this fund, the Warren County YMCA holds a gratitude basket raffle during the 1st week of November with all proceeds going to the United Fund of Warren County.

These baskets are created by the YMCA staff, the board of directors and some local businesses. They can range anywhere from toys to fitness supplies, lottery tickets, gift cards and/or food baskets and more.

Stop by the YMCA Lobby to purchase tickets to try and win one or more of these generous baskets!

All proceeds are presented to the United Fund Campaign of Warren County after the drawing on Friday of basket week.

Date: Check back - 1st  Full week of November 2022 
Where: YMCA Front Lobby

 

Y We Care

As a supporter of the Warren County YMCA, you know that the Y is a nonprofit like no other. You see firsthand the impact we have on the children, adults and families who walk through our doors. For more than 150 years, we’ve been listening and responding to the needs of our communities—and we continue to address critical needs with more than 25,000 different folks coming through our door each year. What we are most proud of is that the Y is for everyone. Regardless of age, background or financial ability, the Y reaches out to and nurtures the potential of all people. We count on the generosity of our neighbors to help us continue this life-changing work. While we are grateful to those who have supported us in the past, we know we must engage more people in the Y’s cause in order to expand our work for generations to come. Over the past 10 years, we have laid the groundwork for this revitalization campaign that targets all of Warren County, by closely observing and then addressing the needs of the people of this area. We can inspire more people to take action through strengthening and renewing our YMCA. Through future programs, we can reach and enrich more children, adults and families. There is an incredible opportunity before us, and we are in a great position, as a Keystone, to take advantage of it. Now it’s up to us. W are excited, because we know that when we work together, as folks have for more than150 years, we can accomplish amazing things.

Since the services of the YMCA includes every age, social economic condition, and background, it is a challenge to tell a succinct story. Should we tell of the programs for special needs folks, or of a program providing financial aid for membership to anyone struggling to get by and a free membership to every 7th Grader, or of the programs for seniors or for folks surviving cancer. Maybe we should highlight the YMCA’s family programs, what about the new YMCA initiative to teach every child in Warren County to swim? This is YOUR YMCA.

By The Numbers………….
  • 6,000 children, teens, adults and senior citizens participated in Warren County YMCA programs
  • 200,000 visits a year from more than 25,000 different patrons
  • Over 5,000 members
  • Over 150 years of service to the community and special needs families
  • $3,000 alone for families with a mother or father serving in the military
  • More than $12,000 in service to agencies serving special populations.
  • The largest Child Care Program in Warren County
  • Recently completed our Capital Campaign, the first one in 23 years
  • Over $100,000 given in service to low income
Thank you to those who donated to our recent Capital Campaign:

During the three years of our Capital Campaign, we have completed the following:

  • new roof on our facility
  • HVAC for locker rooms and weight room
  • LED conversion of most of the lights - still ongoing for remainder of lights
  • new Cycle Studio
  • 2 new childcare rooms
  • created a Functional Fitness room
  • new Group Exercise room
  • purchased new equipment for the Fitness room
  • replaced cabinets and installed sinks in existing childcare rooms
  • replaced carpet in women's health locker room
  • installed new blinds in program rooms 1-4, plus Activity Room
  • installed a state of the art timing system in the pool area
  • opened a branch in Youngsville
Please Consider Donating

We want to insure that this Keystone is strong, vital, and serving thousands into the next 150 years and we need you to help make this happen. Future renovation plans include updating our alcove, replacing the outside siding, and replacing the men's health sauna. Your donations will be helpful in completing the remainder of our projects and supporting our free programs to insure that our YMCA is a safe clean building for the future generations.

Some of our donations help the following programs:

  • Financial Aid to those families who need help with membership fees and program fees
  • Rainbow Swim - for those with mental and physical challenges
  • LiveStrong at the Y - for cancer survivors and their families
  • Your Life Matters - for fitness recovery program for substance abuse
FAQ

How are our projects being funded?
We are funding our campaign with donations from members of the community, local foundations, and local businesses.

How will this project further the mission of the YMCA?
Over the past 15 years, we have laid the groundwork for this revitalization campaign, which targets all of Warren County, by closely observing and then addressing the needs of the people of this area. We can inspire more people to take action through strengthening and renewing our YMCA. Through future programs, we can reach and enrich more children, adults and families. A roof that doesn’t leak, equipment that does what it is designed to do, and a safe clean building are all essential to meeting the needs of the people of Warren County

How can I support the renovation project and support our free programs?
You can give at the YMCA front desk or give online at www.warrenymca.org.

Who should I contact if I have additional comments or questions?
Call or email the CEO of the Warren County YMCA, Thad Turner, at thad@warrenymca.org or (814) 648-0890