Even with the press of work and family obligations, our members still feel the need to connect with their community and each other in meaningful ways.

Togetherhood is a national Y initiative that involves members of all ages in projects that benefit the communities we serve…and beyond. Togetherhood was launched at the Rye Y in May 2014.

Each year, a Service Committee composed of Rye Y members identifies, plans and implements at least four projects. Along the way, they create friendships, build new partnerships and make a real difference outside the walls of the Y.

All interested Y members are invited to join Togetherhood. There are two ways you can get involved:

  • Join the Service Committee or
  • Volunteer at one of the projects

For additional information, contact: Denise Woodin, Rye YMCA Director of Community Impact and Social Responsibility at 914-967-6363 or

Start making a difference today!

“The team from the Rye YMCA did more than brighten the walls of this little gem of a school in the Bronx. They brightened the lives of our students through their act of kindness and generosity.”

– Eavan O’Driscoll, President
St. Ignatius Middle School

Click on one of the links below for photos and information about our projects:

Painting at  St. Ignatius Middle School in the South Bronx: August 2014

Clothing Drive and Day of Service for The Sharing Shelf in Port Chester: November 2014, October 2015, December 2016, February 2018

Creating care packages for My Sisters’ Place: March 2015

Planting seedlings, trail maintenance, building garden beds at the Rye Nature Center: May 2015, May 2016, October 2017, April 2018

Collecting food and stocking shelves for Bread of Life food pantry in Rye: July 2015, July 2016, July 2018

Creating a work of art for Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester: June/July 2015

Preparing and Serving Meals at St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester:  March-May 2016

Making cards for hospitalized kids: March 2017, December 2017

Knitting and crocheting caps and shawls for cancer patients (partner: American Cancer Society): September-October 2017

Participating in International Coastal Clean-Up Day at Edith Read Sanctuary: September 2018

Collecting baby supplies and creating “diaper cakes” to give help expectant mothers give their babies a healthy and safe start in life. (Partner: Open Door Family Medical Centers): October 2018

Making holiday cards and collecting gift cards for families served by Bread of Life Food Pantry. (Partner: Bread of Life): December 2018

Knitting and crocheting infant caps for expectant mothers (Partner: Open Door Family Medical Centers): March 2019

Participating in I Love My Park Day at Jay Heritage Center: May 2019