YMCA of Western North Carolina News

YMCA and McDowell County Schools partner to transform child care

Posted May 19, 2017
Marion, N.C., May 19, 2017 – McDowell County Schools is partnering with the YMCA of Western North Carolina to provide afterschool programs for elementary school students, as well as internship opportunities for middle and high school students...

YMCA annual campaign raises more than $700,000 for charitable programs

Posted May 17, 2017
Asheville, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Generous donors to the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s annual fundraising campaign contributed more than $700,000 in 2017. This will enable the YMCA of WNC to expand its funding for charitable programs...

YMCA Summer Meal Program Wins Achievement Award

Posted April 13, 2017
YMCA Nutrition Outreach
USDA’s Turnip the Beet Award recognizes program successes The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Meal Program with a Silver Turnip the Beet Award. The Turnip the Beet...

Charging Up for a Healthy Summer

Posted March 31, 2017
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
YMCA Healthy Kids Day events offer free family fun Summer is just around the corner and with it, a break from the hectic routines of the school year. Sleeping in, watching television or playing video games, and enjoying ice cream before bedtime...

YMCA Encourages Focus on Diabetes Prevention

Posted March 23, 2017
As the prediabetes rate continues to rise, few local residents know they are at risk The YMCA of Western North Carolina is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Tuesday, March 28, is American Diabetes...

YMCA to open new facility in Hominy Valley this fall

Posted March 2, 2017
Jack and Carolyn Ferguson make cornerstone gift to support community Generous local donors and the YMCA of Western North Carolina are teaming up to expand wellness opportunities in western Buncombe County. A lead gift from Jack and Carolyn...

Make Resolutions Stick in 2017

Posted January 4, 2017
YMCA member enjoying an aquatics class
Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution is easy, sticking to it can be challenging. A 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a...

Summer Food Service Program Wins Statewide Recognition

Posted December 16, 2016
North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction has selected the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Food Service Program to represent the state in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Turnip the Beet” award. The award recognizes...

Fletcher YMCA now YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus

Posted December 6, 2016
YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus
The YMCA of Western North Carolina has changed the name of the Fletcher YMCA to the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus to reflect the organizations’ unique partnership. The name change also celebrates the vital role Pardee Hospital and Mission...

Shop Local at YMCA Holiday and Winter Markets

Posted December 1, 2016
YMCA Holiday and Winter Markets
To usher in the holiday season, the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus will host markets on Sat., Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These festive events will feature local produce, cheeses, baked goods, breads, meats, crafts, and...


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