Giving Opportunities

Annual Campaign

By supporting the Rome YMCA Annual Campaign you help guarantee that everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability to pay, can benefit from the YMCA's programs.

The Annual Campaign unites volunteers, donors, and participants as we build upon the strengths of each individual in our community. Won't you join our efforts to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through your own gift?

Together we can do so much more!  Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org

Capital

Capital Development efforts allow the Rome YMCA to expand its reach and multiply the impact of its programs and services. These gifts provide opportunities for expansions or renovations of existing facilities and/or the development of new facilities ensure that the YMCA is ready to meet the ever changing needs of our community for the future. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org

Outreach

YEAR ROUND FOOD PROGRAM - 7,000 in Floyd County don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  At the Rome YMCA, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. In 2018, we served over 40,000 meals to youth in our neighborhoods through our food program. Please contact Stephanie McElhone, Director of Community Outreach, at smcelhone@ymcarome.org

Want to get involved?

Advocate


Help us spread the word about the Y’s Summer Food Program! Hang a flyer around your neighborhood or spread the word to families you know who may benefit from this program. On social media? Share about the program using #TheYFeedsKids.

Volunteer


We are seeking volunteers to help with the Food Program January - Decembert! Volunteers will have the option to either help with the meal or lead an activity with the kids. Volunteers working with the meals will help with set up, serving and also clean up and must be on site for their shift 30 minutes prior to serving the meal. We welcome individuals and/or groups to volunteer either one time or, preferably, on a regular schedule throughout the year. If you have questions please contact Stephanie McElhone, Community Outreach Director, at smcelhone@ymcarome.org

Prior to working, all volunteers must:

(A) Complete a Volunteering Interest form

Volunteering Interest

(B) Attend a 15-30 minute training with a Food Program Trainer (set up either immediately before your first shift or at a convenient time for you). Volunteers for the Summer Food Program must be 18+ years old. 

(C) Most volunteer positions require a background check, once you speak with a Y representative an email invitation for a background check will be sent to you.

Donate to the Outreach Feeding Program


The Rome YMCA welcomes monetary donations in order to continue to enhance the quality of the Year Round Food Program through healthy meals and enrichment activities. Interested in donating? Please contact Stephanie McElhone, Community Outreach Director, at smcelhone@ymcarome.org.

Planned Giving

You can play a critical role in the lives of families in children in Rome and Floyd County through a charitable gift to the Rome YMCA. By including us in your Will and overall estate plans, you can help ensure that we'll always be here to support future generations. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org or (706) 232-2468 to discuss how you can make a lasting impact on our community through a planned gift. 

In-Kind Gifts

We accept in-kind gifts which are donations of valuable products and/or services other than cash. Examples of these charitable contributions could include real estate, vehicles, equipment, etc. Once an in-kind gift is accepted, we will prepare and issue an in-kind gift receipt to the donor. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org or (706) 232-2468 to discuss the opportunity of an in-kind gift to the Rome YMCA.

Matching Gifts

An employer match is a great way to increase the impact of your gift to the Rome YMCA. Please check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer matches your donation. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org or (706) 232-2468 to discuss the opportunity of an in-kind gift to the Rome YMCA.

Gifts in Honor

A gift in honor is a great way to recognize a special occasion or send a birthday or holiday wish by letting that special someone know you are thinking of them. When you make a gift we will send a card with acknowledgment of your gift to the recipient. The acknowledgment identifies you but does not include your gift amount. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org or (706) 232-2468 to discuss the opportunity of an in-kind gift to the Rome YMCA.

Gifts in Memory

A gift in memory of a loved one or friend is an emotional and thoughtful tribute to them and their accomplishments in life. For all memorial gifts, we will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the family of the person that you are making a tribute to. The acknowledgment identifies you but does not include your gift amount. Please contact Cheryl Bishop, Director of Development, at cbishop@ymcarome.org or (706) 232-2468 to discuss the opportunity of an in-kind gift to the Rome YMCA.