YMCA is the world’s oldest and largest youth charity, working to transform communities and support young people to belong, contribute and thrive for 178 years. They believe that everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.
Each year, across England and Wales, YMCA helps more than 570,000 young people to access opportunities that support them to fulfil their potential, whatever that might be.
Founded in 1844, YMCA has adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of those they serve, evolving from a group of young men looking for respite from the streets of London in the 19th century to a worldwide movement that serves more than 65 million people in 120 countries, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
YMCA actively seeks out opportunities to have a positive impact on young lives where they work, with the belief that every person is of equal value. The charity offers the space people need in order to feel secure, respected, heard and valued. It also stands up for young people, drawing attention to the issues affecting their lives – like the current cost of living crisis – and helping them find the confidence to stand up and speak out with their own voice.
All of this is achieved through five key areas of work, including Family and Youth Work, Health and Wellbeing, Housing, Support and Advice, and Training and Education. It is through the generosity of supporters that YMCA has been able to provide holistic and life-changing services to those who need them since the 1840s, and continues to do so today.
You can help continue the hugely important work of YMCA England & Wales through our Donate-A-Car scheme, by donating when you sell your car with Scrap Car Comparison. For further information on how this scheme works, we’ve put together a handy FAQ document, which can be found here.
Choose to donate some – or if you’re feeling particularly generous, every single penny – of the profits from your car when you scrap it with Scrap Car Comparison and help YMCA as it continues into its second century of support. Use our quick and easy online quote generator, or call us on 03333 449950 to find out just how much you could receive for your old car.
YMCA England and Wales is a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity No: 212810)