We need your membership support now more than ever!

Even though we are closed, we want to make a plea for you to keep your membership active to save the Y.  Your membership dues will ensure our YMCA will thrive again when this crisis is over. That is why we are asking you to stay with us. 

Here are your options while we are closed:

  • Do nothing and keep your membership active. The Y will draft your account on your scheduled date each month. 

  • ​Contact us to adjust your payment while we are closed. 

  • Contact us to put your membership on hold or to cancel.

We understand many of you are facing challenging times, as well, and may need to pause your membership. We support your decision and will gladly update your account by request.

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As a Y member, you are not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you are a member of an organization dedicated to serving community needs. For more than 175 years, we have adapted our mission to address new challenges as they arise. Today, our community is confronted with a new challenge and our Y is again stepping up by:

  • Transitioning our facilities to provide emergency childcare for essential personnel so they can continue their focus on public health and caring for our neighbors in need.

  • Partnering with Rockford Housing Authority, Community Action Agency Serving Boone and Winnebago Counties, Lifescape Community Services, AmeriCorps and Northern Illinois Food Bank in delivering more than 5,000 meals a week to several area housing developments and other locations in the city. 

  • Providing virtual workout options and resources to stay active and engaged while sheltering in place.

We are honored to serve our community in these capacities, but ceasing our operations has put a significant financial strain on our YMCA. Currently, we have had to make very difficult decisions to reduce our workforce from 642 to essential staff only to ensure the YMCA can reopen its doors.

We want to be very transparent with you. We are a nonprofit organization. We do not have reserves to cover the over $100,000 we are losing in revenue every week from closed childcare programs. That does not include lost memberships during this time. We care deeply for our employees, our members, and our community. This is why we are making such difficult decisions.

We have fixed costs whether we are open or closed. The most responsible thing we can do right now for the future of the Y is to reduce as many expenses as possible. It is for this reason that we needed to terminate much of our team and implement a wage reduction for the remaining staff members. 

After reductions, our expenses total just over $500,000 a month and include items such as:

  • Unemployment compensation for our employees - $133,000 monthly Mortgage - $60,000

  • Facility costs (utilities, liability insurance) - $90,000 monthly

  • Equipment leases - $25,000 monthly

  • Staff running essential operations - $175,000 monthly

  • Service contracts - $30,000

We want to thank those of you who have been very prayerful, helpful, and supportive of the YMCA during this unprecedented time. 

Together, we can get through this. #staywithus


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