For a Better Us

In addition to making a one-time cash or pledge donation over a period of time, there are other ways you can help.

Donate Your Car

We’re always looking for creative ways to fund our Open Doors Scholarship to help those in need, and the car donation program is just one of many. Through V-DAC, the Y can accept car donations and the process is simple:

Enter your vehicle information online
Mail in your paperwork
Schedule your free pick up
Receive a tax receipt typically within 60 days

For any donated vehicle, the Y will receive 60-80% of the net sales proceeds. Donations require no costs to the donor and may be tax-deductible. Additionally, V-DAC accepts all types of vehicles (running or not), including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, and farm equipment. If you don’t have a proper title certificate, V-DAC will help you with any problems you may have.

For more information regarding the Channel Islands YMCA’s Car Donation program through V-DAC, email Jill Rode, at or call 805.569.1103 ext. 23.

Stocks or Property

To donate stock to the Y, follow these simple steps:
Initiate the Stock Transfer
Securities can be gifted through electronic transfer. Your broker can electronically transfer the shares to the YMCA.
Physically mail the paper certificates to the Y.  For both, contact your broker to initiate the transfer.
Send Securities to YMCA

In-Kind Donations

A great way to help Y activities is for individuals, families and companies to make in-kind donations. These donations of materials, services, or cash will allow us to stretch our dollars even further.

Make a Donation

Your generosity enables families, seniors, and youths in the community to pursue healthy living.

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