YMCA launches largest member drive in years

EASLEY — The YMCA of Easley, Pickens and Powdersville recently announced its largest membership drive in more than 15 years.

While membership at the YMCA is currently at an all-time high at 10,061 members, the YMCA wants to ensure that everyone has access to the organization through membership.

The YMCA will be offering two ways to join. The first allows new members to pay no money when they join and pay nothing until January 2017. The second is for new members to pay $50 when they join and receive a $100 voucher for programs and/or merchandise, as well as pay nothing in membership until January 2017.

ymca-2Additionally, the YMCA is offering a 20/20 partnership discount for existing and new members. Get a friend to join and both the member and new member will get a 20 percent discount for life as long as they both keep their membership active. This encourages accountability for partnering members to stay active and reach their health and wellness goals.

For those wanting to learn more about the YMCA, each Sunday in November the YMCA will have an open house to the community from 2-5 p.m. Each branch will have group wellness classes to try and allow those interested to use the YMCA for the day at no charge.

“We are excited to invite the community to the YMCA,” CEO Sid Collins said. “We are not just a gym. We are a community nonprofit focused on impacting lives with youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. While we are at an all time high of members, we want everyone to discover why the YMCA is so popular. More importantly, we want to give the community a unique opportunity to come be a part of the YMCA. This is truly a special time to join.”

The YMCA of Easley, Pickens and Powdersville is a mission-driven organization that is focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For 56 years, the YMCA has been the preeminent leader in the community for health and wellness and childcare programs.

The YMCA is a charitable, nonprofit organization that offers programs and services to all. Financial assistance is available for membership and programs for those who qualify.