PHILANTHROPY. FOR A BETTER US
The Y is committed to serving the community. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last spring, the Y was committed to doing what we could to help, despite our doors being closed:
- Provided 42 children of essential workers with emergency childcare and virtual learning support from March through June
- Served as a distribution point for PPE when it was in scant supply–accepting donations from medical offices and distributing to front line workers like EMTs and Firefighters
- Made 1,431 calls to check on our members, especially seniors, during the lockdown
- Hosted 5 blood drives with the American Red Cross to date, collecting enough blood to save 588 lives
- Held 15 food drives, distributing close to 113,000 pounds of food to our neighbors in need
- Served over 240 children for 8 weeks of summer camp, providing them with much-needed interaction and normalcy while complying with health directives
- Hosted ongoing community dialogues in our Brave Spaces series lead by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Serving our community in new and innovative ways to meet these unprecedented challenges is fundamental to the Y’s mission to strengthen our community in mind, body, and spirit.
We remain committed to serving our community as we face the challenges of returning to school and supporting families in need. As the Y, like so many non-profits, has experienced reduced revenue due to COVID-19, we need your help now more than ever to continue to serve our community.