The Penobscot Bay YMCA has announced its Sustainability Campaign as the Y emerges from its three-month closure with Gov. Mills’ phased reopening plan firmly in place.

During the mandated closure, those members who continued to pay membership dues enabled the Y to pivot and serve immediate community needs.  The Y reopened partially on June 12 and continues to adjust as Mills’ restrictions shift.  During this crisis, the Y served the community through its Essential Providers Childcare, by acting as a Red Cross blood donation site and as a food donation drop point for area food pantries.

CEO Melissa Bellew said, “These past months have been like no other in the history of our YMCA.  We’ve been challenged to manage the extraordinary impact this global crisis has on our business and our ability to serve our community.  In order for our Y to survive and maintain all programming, childcare and camp, we need financial support.  Our Sustainability Campaign will directly support the Y’s operations.”

The Y is launching this campaign to support daily operations. From July to Labor Day, this campaign will directly address the devastating financial impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on the Y.

For more information, contact Melissa Bellew at