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 This November, donate personal hygiene products to any YMCA of Greater Cleveland Branch and receive a $0 Joiner's Fee when you become a YMCA member!

Enjoy savings of up to $100, while helping members of our community. All collected items will be distributed to local shelters and our Y-Haven facility, so your donation stays right in the area. In the giving spirit? You can donate any amount of items through this drive and we will handle the rest. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to bettering lives, new members not only can save up to $100, but also gain a place to better themselves, make connections, learn healthy habits, and contribute to the development of our local youth.

Those who prefer to purchase a membership online are able to do so with this promotion, we ask those individuals to bring their personal hygiene items to the branch on their first visit. 


Why hygiene products?

While shelters and charitable organizations appreciate all donations they receive, there are some items that people don’t think to donate but could be immensely helpful to someone without a home. Hygiene products are among the most requested items from these organizations.

Hygiene products often requested by shelters:

  • Shampoo & conditioner

  • Shower caps

  • Face & body wash

  • Soap & shower gel

  • Shaving cream & razors

  • Oral care (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, & mouthwash)

  • Menstrual products (often in short supply)

  • Infant necessities (diapers -- & lots of them, pull-ups, baby wipes, baby formula)

  • Toiletries (toilet paper, deodorant, combs & hairbrushes, nail clippers and nail files, hand sanitizer, sanitation wipes)


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The Y is more than just a gym, we're a cause. 

The Y is far more than a gym; it is an essential asset to many individuals, families and organizations in our area and it continues to play an important role in creating a healthier, happier, and more connected community. At the Y, your membership means more.

You are more than just a member...

With the Y, you're not just a member of a facility; you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community. 



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  • Swimming Lessons
  • Lifeguarding
  • Swim Teams




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  • Group Exercise
  • Personal Training
  • Open Gym Time





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  • Camp
  • Before-and-After School Care
  • Preschool




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  • Active Older Adults
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • The Real You Weight Loss Program 


Join the Y and find out just how strong you can be.

At the Y, everyone gets stronger. Our cause-driven focus on health and well-being helps members find balance in life while strengthening their community.