Reasons to Give


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The Greater Nashua community has faced many struggles, but it is the kindness, resilience, and love shown by our supporters that have been paramount in helping us get through them. As members of our community continue to recover, the Y is asking for your donation to continue to have an impact in the lives of the individuals and families who need us now more than ever.

Giving to the Y allows you to support immediate needs in your community. When families need food resources, the senior population needs a place to connect with others, parents need child care or summer camp to return to work, the Y is there…with your help.

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When you give the to the Y, you give directly to the community. Read below to learn a little more about how donations are utilized to help your neighbors:


The Y is addressing immediate and long-term social, emotional and behavioral health needs of the community in response to the pandemic by providing scholarships for individuals and families to help support their health and wellness goals.

Child Care

The Y is assisting parents and guardians by providing scholarships for child care so that they can return to work, confidently knowing that their child is being supported, educated and active. One in four children will need financial assistance.

Swim Lessons

The Y provides free swim lessons to many of the communities Title 1 schools and also provides scholarships to individuals and families to ensure that they are more confident and safer around water by learning how to swim.

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Summer Camp

Summer is a vital time for all children in our community to have a calm, stable, and supportive place to let kids just be kids. Now more than ever before, the Y and our community must prioritize affordable programs that teach social development and character building. Your financial assistance can provide a summer camp experience to a child that would otherwise not be able to attend.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

Helping Adults Manage of Prevent Their Diabetes

A program designed for those with prediabetes or who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads classes that teach participants how to eat healthier, reduce stress, and get more activity that is physical.

Power Scholars Academy

A Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

A free-of-cost summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of elementary school students in Nashua, NH who are performing below grade level. It’s a holistic summer learning experience that blends rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on enrichment, social emotional development, and community engagement

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Superhero Training Academy

Improving school experiences for children through the Y’s core values of honesty, responsibility, and respect.

This program helps tackle issues such as low attendance, school anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, and not being engaged in the classroom. Through fun activities, children in the program learn about being strong in their mind and body, show great character and leadership, and develop their own superhero persona who works to improve their school community through the Y’s core values of honesty, responsibility, and respect.

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Prescribe the Y

A program not only for the child but the family as well, this 10-week program includes a complimentary Y membership to improve healthy habits for the whole family while the child is in the program, followed by an additional six-month family membership once the child completes the program. Families learn wellness strategies for healthy cooking, reading nutrition labels, and incorporating exercise to become the healthiest versions of themselves.

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LiveSTRONG at the YMCA

Helping Adult Cancer Survivors Reclaim Their Health and Well-Being

A research-based physical activity and well-being initiative that helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals. The Y engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability.

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Every dollar donated to the Y has a lasting impact on the people of Greater Nashua.

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