Join the YMCA in January and waive your join fee

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MANCHESTER,  NH — The Granite YMCA is offering new members an opportunity to join without having to pay a membership join fee starting Thursday, December 29 – Tuesday, January 31.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, family strengthening, and social responsibility, The Granite YMCA seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. In 2016, 20,000 people in the community received financial assistance and/or free services.

“When people experience the Y, they know and feel that they belong to a charitable cause that helps transform lives. Our January Waive the Join Fee promotion is an opportunity for new members to discover more than just their strength but to discover a sense of belonging,” said Hal Jordan, CEO of The Granite YMCA. “New members can potentially save up to $75 when they join in January.”

The benefits of a YMCA membership are all-encompassing and include access and privleges at all five branches of The Granite YMCA. Other membership amenities include free fitness orientations, free group exercise classes, reduced fees for camps and programs, income-based membership rates, financial assistance available, membership access to all other Ys in New England and more! Amenities vary at each location. For more information on the January Waive the Join Fee Promotion visit

The Granite YMCA participating locations include:

  • The YMCA of Strafford County, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.332.7334.
  • The YMCA of the Seacoast, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, NH. For more information, stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.431.2334.
  • The YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.623.3558.
  • The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.497.4663

To find the nearest branch of The Granite YMCA visit

About The Granite YMCA

As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2015, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at $1.55 million to 19,488 individuals.

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