This year, the Everett Family YMCA is proud to celebrate 34 years of our Bright Futures Benefit Auction. In this event’s 33-year history, over $1,850,150 has been provided back to our community to ensure accessibility to your local YMCA. Every day, the Y works to address the most pressing needs in the community it serves by making sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Regardless of age, income or background, when you give to the Y, you help to strengthen the foundations of our community forward.
As one of the county’s leading non-profits for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood. Last year, financial support made it possible for:
However, we have never encountered a year like 2020 and it goes without saying that this year’s impact will look a little different than it has in years past. The YMCA has been a sustaining community-centric nonprofit charity in Snohomish County for 120 years because we remain relevant, nimble and valued. YMCA staff and volunteers are working hard today to ensure that continues to be true into our future. Here are some of the ways we have been serving the community during the stay at home order and COVID-19 pandemic.
The Y always has and will continue to evolve to serve the ever-changing needs of the community. We invite you to help fulfill the needs of our community by attending this FUN event, spreading the word to your friends and family, and helping us procure some awesome auction items!
The Y is arguably the most powerful social institution this country has ever known. The Y helped found the USO (United Service Organization) and the Peace Corps was patterned after a YMCA program. If you've ever gone to a public library, taken a night course, or celebrated Father's Day, your life has been touched by the work of the Y. If you've ever played basketball or volleyball, or gone camping, you've enjoyed the work of the Y.
Here in Snohomish County, the Y has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901. We've been here through economic booms and busts, wartime and peace, and social upheavals both subtle and life-changing. Our movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
We value caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and everything we do stems from this. Our staff and volunteers are kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and local leaders who are all personally committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together, we use our knowledge to develop stronger, more integrated communities, provide support for people and families, and promote positive change overall.
YMCA of Snohomish County Mission Statement
To inspire, nurture, and strengthen culturally vibrant communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.