With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Charles River YMCA, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

When you give to the Charles River YMCA, you are funding life-changing programs that help children, adults and families in Needham and neighboring communities to learn, grow and thrive.

Your support helps the Charles River Y deliver on our commitment:

  • To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, or foundational skills and values in our child care programs

  • To improve the nation’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive change

  • To give back and support our neighbors by empowering people with the resources to improve their lives and connect and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change

  • To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance

The Charles River YMCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS code. Your gift to the Charles River YMCA stays in our community, and is deeply appreciated and fully deductible as allowed by law. We are also a 3-Star charity as rated by Charity Navigator.