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YW Community Access Pass

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YW Community Access Pass

Beginning July 1st 2019, The YWCA Central Maine will be offering the YW Community Access Pass which will provide discounts to an array of offerings at the YWCA. Some of the benefits of being a YW Community Access Pass holder will include discounts on splash parties, MagicYWorld, room rentals, punch cards, drop-in swims, annual swim passes, summer camp, and swim lessons.

As a YW Community Access Pass holder, you help us offer programs that support and engage community members. Being a pass holder also proclaims your commitment to the values and mission of the YWCA: to empower women, eliminate racism, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Your ongoing commitment allows us to continue our 141-year-old legacy of empowering and providing services to women, children, and families in the greater Lewiston-Auburn community–regardless of their age, race, or income level. It also allows us to ensure this organization and facilities are accessible and available for generations to come. 

YW Community Access Pass 
Pass purchase is required for swim lessons and childcare

Annual Fees: Adult $65 | Senior $55 | Youth (13-17) $45 | Child (6 mo-12 yrs) $40 | Family (3 or more) $200

Benefits:

  • All children 3 years and under swim free when accompanied by paying adult
  • 10% discount on Splash Parties
  • 10% discount on MagicYWorld
  • 10% discount on Room Rental
  • 10% discount on Punch Cards
  • 5% discount on Drop In Swims
  • 5% discount on Annual Swim Passes
  • 5% discount on Summer Camp
  • 5% discount on Swim Lessons
  • 5% on safety classes/American Red Cross classes
  • Amazing discounts and special offers from our community partners, like Poise Yoga and Foot Studio in downtown Lewiston

Additional information on swimming prices for pass holders can be found here.

Additional information on childcare prices for pass holders can be found here.

Fitness at the YMCA: Beginning July 1, 2019, the YWCA Central Maine has partnered with the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, allowing yearly swim pass holders access to the YMCA’s fitness centers located at 62 Turner Street in Auburn and 12 High Street in Lewiston.

Volunteer

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There are so many ways to volunteer at the YWCA! We welcome volunteers of all ages, with all skills and abilities. Volunteers support our programming and events, help us take care of our building, and allow our children to learn from community members. We work to match volunteers with projects that suit their interests and talents, while providing the opportunity to grow their capabilities.

The YWCA has volunteer projects for individuals and groups, as well as students seeking volunteer hours and skill-based experience. The YWCA has offered corporate volunteer days for Liberty Mutual and Proctor & Gamble. In the past year, employees of both companies have worked together to clean up and enhance the YWCA playground and backyard space. During the 2015-2016 school year, the Lewiston High School Jobs for Maine Graduates program completed over 8,000 hours of volunteering on projects ranging from building maintenance to helping out in our classrooms. The YWCA also works with the State of Maine ASPIRE program to provide women with opportunities to develop job skills.

If you or your organization or workplace are interested in volunteering with the YWCA, please contact us at 207-795-4050.

Friendraising & Fundraising

The YWCA Central Maine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported largely through generous contributions from individuals like you. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us advance our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. The need for you to help is great and the opportunities are plenty.

Host a FRIENDRAISING or FUNDRAISING Event! What is FRIENDRAISING? Friendraising is a way for you and your friends to learn more about YWCA Central Maine and what we do. Host an informal dinner party, a brunch, or just have a few friends over to spend some time hearing and talking about the YWCA mission and how we carry it out. We’d love to share what the YWCA mission means locally and how it is reflected in the services we provide. You also will have the opportunity to learn about ways you can support and be involved in the YWCA Central Maine.

Throw a FUNDRAISER for the YWCA Central Maine! Sponsor a car wash, BBQ or even a golf tournament with your friends, co-workers, members of your faith groups or other members of your circle. Together we can build the resources to enrich the lives of women and children.

Please contact us for more information about how to become involved in FRIENDRAISING or FUNDRAISING for the YWCA Central Maine at 207-795-4050.

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Since its earliest inception, the YWCA Central Maine has been an organization built on community funding. It has always been the nickels and dimes from those who value our work that has made our programming possible. When you donate to the YWCA, your contribution is bigger than programming or operational support, it is an investment in creating a more just and equitable Lewiston-Auburn community- one in which women, girls, and people of color are safe, valued, and thriving. The YWCA believes that all of our services should be fully accessible and your donation benefits our most impactful programs, including:

  • Childcare and aquatic scholarships.
  • Free and low-cost therapeutic and culturally responsive swim programs.
  • Social justice and advocacy programming and events.
  • The nutritious food program in our preschool classrooms and after school program.
  • Free and reduced summer swim time for youth through collaborations with other local service providers, including: Tree Street Youth, Maine Immigration and Refugee Services, Lewiston Housing Authority Hillview Resource Center, and Lewiston Schools 21st Century Program.
  • The free-of-cost Girls on the Run team.

Eliminating racism and empowering women is no small undertaking. Fortunately, it is a mission that the YWCA shares with the whole community in order to make our community whole! Your support, no matter how large or small, strengthens our work for gender and racial justice and helps provide equal access to health, wellness, and childcare resources in Lewiston-Auburn. The YWCA thanks you for your generosity!

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