Support Down East Family YMCA

Creating Brighter Futures - Annual Giving Campaign


We raised over $156,000 during our 2021 annual campaign.

As part of the mission of this campaign, our goal was to raising enough money so that each eligible 6th grader in Hancock County would be able to receive a free membership to utilize any of the Down East Family branches and programs.

Beginning on February 1st, 2022, eligible 6th graders can come into the YMCA and fill out an application to begin their free yearly membership.

We offer:

  • A chance to be a part of a team and learn how to be a teammate.
  • Healthy living through supervised exercise.
  • A safe place to be after school.
  • Life-saving water safety skills.
  • A safe place to be a kid.

We envision expanding sponsored youth memberships to one additional grade each year.

Our dream is to one day be able give all youth in 6th – 12th grade a sponsored membership to The Y.

Thank you for helping to create brighter futures for the youth in our community.

In addition to providing sponsored memberships, your dollars will support the following and more:


Gives 6 children water safety skills with swim lessons.


Builds skills and confidence in 12 kids on a youth sports team.


Sends 5 kids to summer camp to learn and grow.


Affords 11 teens a safe haven to become active.