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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

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

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

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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, summer camp, and aquatics scholarships.
  • Free and low-cost therapeutic and culturally responsive swim programs.
  • Social justice, civic engagement, and advocacy programming and events.
  • Nutritious food programming for children in our care, as well as community food distribution programs for food insecure families.
  • Free and reduced summer swim time for youth through collaborations with other local service providers.

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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Planned Giving

We welcome you to join our community of donors who have committed to supporting YWCA Central Maine’s future. When you include YWCA Central Maine in your estate plan, you ensure that future generations of families in Lewiston and throughout Maine are enriched by our programs and supported by our essential services.
 
Popular ways to give include:
  • Wills and living trusts
  • Beneficiary designations (life insurance, IRA or retirement plans, etc.)
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Endowed gifts
  • Donor advised funds

Please contact YWCA Central Maine’s executive director Melanie LaMore Gagnon at 207-795-4050 or mgagnon@ywcamaine.org for additional information on how your planned gift will support YWCA Central Maine!

YWCA Central Maine does not provide legal or tax advice; please consult your financial or legal advisor for more information on tax benefits and to legally establish your planned gift(s). Our legal name is YWCA Central Maine and our federal tax identification number is 01-0211570.

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.

Childcare Wish List

The YWCA Central Maine Childcare Programs, which serve children age 2.5 – 12, have an ongoing and often updated wish list available on Amazon.

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