The past two years have presented enormous challenges for the Capital District YMCA. Once a $45 million a year organization, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have cut our annual budget in half. Difficult financial decisions were made, reducing our staff and permanently closing our Duanesburg plant.
During the confinement and our financial difficulties, the CDYMCA has never stopped serving our community. From providing childcare for 1,600 children of essential workers to distributing nearly 1.4 million pounds of food, we have worked tirelessly to support the capital region at this time of crisis. and uncertainty. Last year alone, we provided over $800,000 in bursaries for camps, daycares and programs.