Galowich Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    All Greater Joliet Area YMCA locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a great holiday!

  • Holly Jolly Holiday Events

    Swimming with Santa

    Friday, December 14
    6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Join us for a special Christmas celebration that includes swimming, cookies and cocoa and a visit from Santa Claus!

    Free and open to the community.

    A Very Grinch Christmas

    Friday, December 21
    7-8:30 p.m.

    Come for a holly jolly evening of Christmas cheer, crafts and activities. Stay for an opportunity to get a picture with the Grinch.

    Free and open to the community.

  • Giving Tuesday is November 27

    Join The Movement

    Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on November 27.

    The Y is proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. Join the Giving Tuesday movement and consider making a contribution to the YMCA! Your gift will have a lasting impact by helping us reach more people in need of life-changing Y programs and services.

    Every dollar donated is tax-deductible and changes lives right here in our community.

    Make a charitable gift of $50 or more and you’ll have a chance to win a free 6-month family membership for you along with a free 6-month family membership you can gift to a friend.

  • Greater Joliet Area YMCA Named 2018 Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune. A three-time Top Workplace honoree, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been serving families in Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties for 90 years.

    The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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  • Greater Joliet Area YMCA Now Accepting Toys for Tots Applications

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is now accepting Toys for Tots applications.


    1. Download an application below. Print it out and complete all of the information needed.
    2. Secure your ID, medical card or government assistance paperwork and a birth certificate for each child on the application.
    3. Drop off your application at one of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s four locations.

    The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, December 5.

    Download an Application

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