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How to Help

Together, We can Strengthen
Military Families

For nearly 160 years the Armed Services YMCA has been strengthening our military families due to the generosity of our valued donors. Our young and brave service members face the unique challenges of military life, and at times struggle to fully provide the basics for themselves or their families. They are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily for our freedom.

In close coordination with installation commanders, the Armed Services YMCA tailors our programming to fill the highest priority gaps with low and no-cost programs and services including child care, emergency food and clothing assistance, education programs, as well as family, youth and teen programs. Please get involved today.

Ways you can make an impact

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Your sustained giving is the foundation of support that empowers young people, enriches our community, and ensures we are leaving no military family behind.

Give Monthly
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Your one-time donation helps families overcome the unique challenges of military life by helping military families amidst transfers, deployments, increased child care needs, and financial hardships.

Give Today
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You can honor veterans, or those currently serving, with a gift in their name that helps other service members and military families by supporting critical programs and services that bolster their resiliency.

Give in Their Honor

Donor Advised Funds

The Armed Services YMCA is proud to be a resource and partner to several of the United States’ largest Donor Advised Fund sponsor organizations and their philanthropic services teams. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window on this page.

Request a grant to EDF using the DAF Direct widget

  • Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from” drop down menu.
  • Enter the amount (in US dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.
  • Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to your DAF provider’s website to complete your transaction.

The Impact of Your Donation









Why your support matters

Service members sacrifice daily for our freedom. Relocations, deployments, and frequent training in the field present unique challenges for military families, impacting spousal employment opportunities, family bonding, and financial well-being. At times, they struggle to fully provide the basics for themselves or their families.

The Armed Services YMCA works to address the challenges of military service by ensuring no military family is left behind. The gratitude and successful outcomes of those we serve can belong to you.

When you’re in a state where you don’t know anyone and it’s just you and your kids, you get a little broken. And our kids don’t deserve the broken version of me. The ASYMCA is that place that helps me become the best version of me for my kids. Army Spouse, Killeen, TX

Volunteer Your Time

The Armed Services YMCA depends on volunteers to help implement programs and services to strengthen military families. Will you join our forces? Visit our Volunteer page to learn more or apply to be a volunteer.

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Combined Federal Campaign

Help the Armed Services YMCA by selecting CFC #11085. Our programming helps junior enlisted service members and their families navigate the unique challenges of military life. Let your donation help those that are near—your shipmates, your battle buddies and your friends.

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Matching Gifts

Matching gifts is a type of corporate giving program that essentially doubles an employee’s initial donation to a nonprofit—providing greater the impact. Be sure to ask if your company has a matching gift program and select ASYMCA as your beneficiary.

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Securities Gift

You can support our service members and their families through a wire or stock transfer today. When you donate securities to the Armed Services YMCA, you receive the same tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer.

Make a Securities Gift
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Other Ways to Help

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Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your car, truck, trailer, boat, RV, motorcycle, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles—running or not—to the Armed Services YMCA partners through our partner CARS.

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eBay Charity Auctions

Support Armed Services YMCA and sell your items through eBay charity auctions. If the listing sells, the donated proceeds are automatically collected and delivered to your charity.

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Donate Your Points

Donate your Wyndham Hotels & Resorts points to help provide hotel accommodations for military travel, in addition to Wyndham’s discounted rates for military families.

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