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Ways Businesses Can Support the YMCA


CHAMPION THE YMCA’S PROGRAMMES & SERVICES

The best way any local business can support the YMCA is be our customer.

We can offer your staff a socially responsible, high quality option over other commercial options. If you trade with the YMCA, all profits are directed back into the community and our cause of ‘investing in the next generation.’ Talk to us about how the YMCA can create awesome options for your staff, clients or other stakeholders – gym membership, bespoke exercise programmes, holiday programmes for children, leadership development for young people, corporate team building, accommodation or retreats and so on! Get in touch with our COO to discuss the many things the YMCA can do to make a difference to the health, wellbeing, engagement and motivation of your people. That is what we call a win-win!

 

 

SUBSIDISE A SCHOOL CAMP

Subsidise a low-decile school to attend a camp at either
YMCA Wainui Park or YMCA Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre

The YMCA offers outdoor experiences and camps to tens of thousands of children every year, most of them coming to us for their ‘school camp’ experience.

The YMCA aims to ensure that all schools can access school camp experiences – however, for many schools the cost to attend or do the more adventurous activities can be prohibitive.

We provide subsidised and even ‘free’ camps for low-decile schools thanks to generous donations from individuals and businesses. On average the cost to the YMCA of delivering a safe, educational and FUN school camp is $180 per child (excluding transport).

If you or your company would like to sponsor a school camp we will ensure the funds are spent on reducing costs for those schools who are decile 3 or below. If you want to nominate a particular school in Canterbury for your support to go towards you can do that too.

Contact the COO if you would like to make a contribution.

 

SPONSOR A YMCA EVENT

We are always looking for corporate support for our three primary events – either in relation to sponsorship, donations, or support ‘in kind’ such as advertising/prizes/volunteers.

Carols By Candlelight – Christmas Eve in Victoria Square
Since 1948 Carols by Candlelight has been a unique event in Christchurch, that encourages people to get together and celebrate family and Christmas in a traditional and magical manner. Bringing together all faiths, age groups and cultures, Carols by Candlelight is a true celebration of family, of Christmas and of community spirit. MORE INFORMATION

Y Factor – September/October
The Y Factor has been running since 2012, offering a platform for talented young people to perform in public, whist having the opportunity to win some large cash prizes to help them on their artistic journey. MORE INFORMATION

Y Charity Golf Tournament – November
Held at the Weedons Country Club since 2012, this charity tournament is supporting our cause of building strong people, strong families and strong communities. You can trust that your support, your dollar and your patronage at this event will make a long lasting, meaningful difference for many young people involved in our programmes. MORE INFORMATION

 
 

SUPPORT OUR RECREATION PROGRAMMES

The YMCA offers a wide range of recreational and educational programmes for children, young people and adults with disabilities.

All of these programmes are heavily subsidised by the YMCA. Any donation towards any of our recreational programmes helps the YMCA resources these programmes better, so we can deliver great experiences for our participants at low cost.

Basketball & Gymnastics
After school recreational term programmes run at the YMCA Bishopdale Recreation Centre. Gymnastics caters for preschoolers through to 10 years. Basketball offers skills programmes for 5-16 year olds.

Climbing & Archery
After school recreation term programmes run at the YMCA Adventure Centre. Several different climbing programmes are offered at Clip ‘n Climb and on the main climbing wall, as well as archery in our Alpine Lodge room.

Thursday Club
Our recreational club for adults with disabilities meets every Thursday in term time to experience the best of what life has to offer!

Contact the COO if you would like to make a contribution.

 

SUPPLY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

It is always great to have an offer of reduced costs or free services from businesses, that we would otherwise have to pay for.

Every dollar we don’t spend on professional services is a dollar we can instead spend on supporting the community we all share. We are also keen to hear from anyone in relation to service in the capacity of advice or governance.

Contact the CEO if you would like to discuss further.

 

HELP MAINTAIN OUR EQUIPMENT

If you would like to contribute some funds towards something quite specific to your area of interest, then there are no shortage of options.

Our equipment bill each year is in the hundreds of thousands – and ranges from gym equipment, to climbing and outdoor equipment, to vehicles and more.

From as little as $20 for a basketball, to $800 for a kayak, to $5,000 for climbing holds, to $15,000 for a piece of gym equipment, to $30,000 for a van – there are many options.

Contact the COO if you would like to make a contribution.

 

CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS OUR OPERATIONAL/MAINTENANCE COSTS

Boring old operational and maintenance costs are the hardest thing to raise funds for and yet they can add up.

In particular for our camp facilities, we always have a long list on the go of things we would like to improve or enhance “when we have the money.”

Significant donations or contributions are always acknowledged in the buildings/facilities in question.

Please contact the CEO if you would like to discuss further.

 

If you are interested in keeping in touch with what amazing things we are achieving at the Y, then please contact Mandy at mailto@ymcachch.org.nz, who will add you to our Supporters database.  You will receive quarterly wYseDONOR newsletters and other information in regard to upcoming events.
 
If you are interested in speaking to us more on how your business could get involved with YMCA Christchurch, then please contact josie@ymcachch.org.nz

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