Share our Journey and help make a difference.

Often we’re asked; ‘How can we help and why should we choose the YMCA?’ The answer quite simply is – your help changes lives.

Ways to support us

Volunteering

Our YMCA has a rich history of community support and engagement which is always treasured and welcomed.

The most precious thing you can give us is your time. As a volunteer bringing your energy, passion, interest and/or skill set to help make a difference across the programmes we run, in our governance, in creating and supporting fundraising we undertake, in tending our gardens and even shaping our future. We’d love your help.

You are always welcome at the Y simply pop in or call us Financially we have three support opportunities.

Become a YMCA Hawke’s Bay member

By joining the Y you’ll receive regular newsletters and updates, have the right to vote at our AGM every June but most importantly you’ll help us to continue to offer the very best programmes, with the very best resources, providing meaningful and positive experiences across Hawke’s Bay to help our children and youth grow in to responsible adults.

Joining YMCA Hawke’s Bay is just $20 each year the first thing you’ll receive is $5 saving per term on After School Care or $5 per Holiday Programme on your parent portion fees. You can gift that saving if it isn’t directly applicable to you to a family member, neighbour or friend who could use the saving to their advantage. Joining is easy just pop in, check out www.ymcahb.org.nz or call us for the membership form

The price of a cup of coffee a week* can make a huge difference to your community.

Give a Little – YMCA HBYes simply shouting us the price of an extra cup of your choice each week will make a huge, positive difference to your community.

Your gift will support our efforts in your community to provide meaningful opportunities, positive experiences and caring role models to help our children and youth grow in to responsible adults, assist adult learners to read, write and count and help our youth gain their voice and become tomorrow’s leaders. Quite simply your gift will change lives here in the bay!

In return you’ll become a member of YMCA Hawke’s Bay receiving regular newsletters and updates, have the right to vote at our AGM every June and receive $5 per term on After School Care and $5 per Holiday Programme on your parent portion fees. You can gift that saving if it isn’t directly applicable to you to a family member, neighbour or friend who could use the saving to their advantage. *we’ve defined this as $200 per annum. To assist your giving we have Eftpos, direct credit/debit and payroll giving options.

The Hot 100 Club

Exclusive to Hawke’s Bay Businesses who want to make a difference.

Here’s the challenge, be one of just 100 bay businesses to donate $100 plus GST a year for three years to help our Y do more and more and more in our communities for kids, youth and their families; adults to learn to read, write and count and therefore feel better about themselves and contribute more in the workforce; to add new, exciting, well-resourced programmes that make a difference and are fun delivered in a safe, professional and caring environment.

Apart from feeling really good about giving and knowing you are, and will continue to make a difference in many, many bay lives you’ll receive; Website acknowledgement, Hot 100 Club sign acknowledgement at each of our programme venues and at Childcare, every newsletter acknowledgement, annual report acknowledgement, your name on our Hot 100 Pakowhai Road signage and a Hot 100 certificate annually. To discuss please call general manager