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 October 3rd to October 20th 


YMCA Read-a-thon Fundraiser for Kids


Young YMCA readers are raising money to help kids just like them live happy, healthier lives. By participating in the Read-a-thon, children will become stronger readers and learn how great it feels to give back to people who need help. Everyone deserves to reach their potential regardless of the barriers they face. Your support makes it possible.

YMCA Kids participating in the Read-a-thon are encouraging online donations and collecting in-person pledges. Every donation counts, and no amount is too small. By working together, we can make a big difference! 

Donate today to help your favourite Read-a-thon participant raise funds and meet their fundraising goal. (Include your young reader's name on the form below so we can add your donation to their fundraising total).

As a charity, the YMCA relies on donations to help us provide financial assistance to those facing financial barriers. The YMCA COMMUNITY Campaign ensures that the 1 in every 5 families who rely on YMCA Financial Assistance to access our safe and nurturing children's programs can do so. Donate easily online today. And, kids have until October 28th to collect and submit all in-person pledges. 



An Important Message to Our Donors

Unlike other donation platforms, SimplyK does not charge transaction fees, so your entire donation goes directly to the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. However, the platform does give you the option to add a tip to help SimplyK keep running its services. If you don’t want to add a tip, in the confirmation message, just choose Other in the drop-down menu and then enter $0.