South Shore YMCA Celebrates Community Generosity on YMCA Day of Giving 2023

Posted: Mar. 13, 2023 Give Today!

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, South Shore YMCA members, staff, and friends came together to support friends and neighbors through Y programs and services on YMCA Day of Giving. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be returned to the South Shore community.

Throughout the day, South Shore YMCA staff and volunteers met hundreds of members and donors at their Hale Family YMCA branch in Quincy, Emilson YMCA in Hanover, SSYMCA Early Learning Centers and After-School Program sites, SSYMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center, SSYMCA Gymnastics Center, and the SSYMCA Natural Science Center. The SSYMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward community showed their support by fundraising online from members nationally and internationally. Collectively, over $25,000 was donated to the Y, showing the impact that occurs when a community comes together under a common cause.

YMCA Day of Giving kicks off the South Shore YMCA’s Annual Campaign for 2023. Donations received throughout the year help feed and nourish local residents fighting food insecurity through the Y’s food pantry; prevent childhood drownings by underwriting youth swim lesson scholarships; send kids to summer camps; offer free medical wellness and exercise programs to seniors; support inclusive and adaptive programming; empower Y community gardens and farm education programs; support the Y’s early learning centers, where children learn, grow and thrive; and provide financial assistance for Y programs and membership.

“The YMCA Day of Giving is one day that celebrates the generosity of our community, but the impact of these gifts can last a lifetime,” said Paul Gorman, South Shore YMCA President and CEO. “Our Y exists to strengthen the communities we serve, offering opportunities and support to those who need it most, today and for generations to come.”

For more information about the South Shore YMCA or the YMCA Day of Giving, please contact Joyce MacDonald, South Shore YMCA Senior Development Director at To make a donation to the South Shore YMCA, visit


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