“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service is recognized on January 16th when the community is asked to volunteer their time. At the Y, any day can be a day of service. Volunteers are an integral part of what we do. Volunteers at the Y range from yard work, office assistance, reading to the children, mentoring a teen, teaching a health & wellness class as a certified instructor, holding a position on a board or committee, helping at special events and fundraisers, and so much more.

We would like to thank the over 164 volunteers who helped us in many ways during 2022. Here are just a few pictures of what was happening this past year.

The Scantic Valley YMCA has a memorial garden and looking for volunteers who would like to help maintain the area with our facility staff. If you would like to help, please reach out to Debbie Kelder, Executive Director at the Scantc Valley YMCA at 413-596-2749.
"As a family, we look forward to coming to the YMCA every week. There’s truly something for each of us to enjoy! Our daughter enjoys going to the child watch room where she’s always greeted by the friendly staff and other children. My husband enjoys playing in pickup games on the basketball court and the YMCA wellness center has given me access to work out and participate in fitness classes. As a family, we also enjoy the pool and taking our daughter for swim lessons. The Scantic Valley YMCA is full of friendly staff and being a member here has been a wonderful experience."
- Jillian Dreher
Santa told us a few months ago that he was making time in his schedule to visit the YMCA of Greater Springfield. We want to thank Santa and Mrs. Claus who joined him. We were also happy to see the Grinch and the friends who came along for the fun. Through the generosity of so many, we were able to serve 400 children with gifts for Christmas. During their visit, the children enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies and so much more.
We want to thank all those who volunteered, collected toys, donated items for the event, and made the evening so special!
The Downtown Springfield YMCA has a Bachata dance class. Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic. If you enjoy dancing, give us a call at 413-739-6951 to find out more about the class, or visit our website at www.springfieldy.org.
In 2022 we had many companies who donated funds to support the YMCA, our mission, and the programs we offer. We had one such company in December. We would like to thank PeoplesBank for their generous donation toward our youth programming at our Learning Center at Tower Square. Their impact helps make a strong foundation for the youngest members of the community.
Youth programs at Tower Square are for children ages 14 months though 12 years. This includes childcare, Pre-School and before/after-school programming and school vacation week care. Youth programming is also offered at our Wilbraham Early Learning Center for ages infants to 5 years old. Call 413-739-6955 to learn more or register a child. Vouchers are accepted and financial assistance is available for qualified families.

The YMCA of Greater Springfield has sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in supporting the YMCA of Greater Springfield to support our mission, please contact Donna Sittard, Development Director at dsittard@springfieldy.org.

Association Offices
Tower Square | 1500 Main Street, Suite 256
Springfield, MA 01115
Downtown Springfield YMCA
Tower Square | 1500 Main Street, Suite 256
Springfield, MA 01115
P: 413.739.6951

Scantic Valley YMCA

45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095
P: 413.596.2749

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Donna Sittard, Development Director
Association Offices
413-739-6951 (x3110)

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