Each day, the Y works to ensure our community has the support it needs to be its best. I’m proud to be a Y Champion to help give all kids, teens, and families access and opportunity to be a part of the Y – regardless of ability to pay. I am asking you to join me in my efforts to give all people in our community a chance to reach their full potential at the Y.
The Y has always been an integral part of the community and its support has been seen and felt by many over the last several months.
Did you know the Y stepped in to provide childcare to first responders?
From March through June, the Y activated many of its YMCA branch locations to deliver childcare for healthcare workers, emergency responders and those working on the frontlines of COVID-19. This program allowed hospitals, emergency services and essential businesses to remain fully staffed in order to protect and care for our community. From March to June, the Y had more than 3,000 registrations for this childcare service. Essential and frontline workers are now being served through Y Day Camps across the metro area.
Did you know the Y stepped in to provide food to those who are food insecure?
The Y distributed meals to early learners, families, individuals and seniors at YMCA sites, expanding its food pantries and partnering to provide additional food distribution programs. In the first two months of expanded hunger relief programming, the Y distributed more than 100,000 meals to those in need and the number grows daily.
Did you know the Y stepped in to keep seniors connected during mandatory shelter in place orders due to the pandemic?
The Y implemented Operation R.E.A.C.H. - Reach out, Encourage, Activate, Connect and Honor - to connect with and engage our seniors and vulnerable groups during this difficult time, offering resources and support to keep them connected and healthy.
100% of every dollar donated has a lasting impact on the people of metro Atlanta by ensuring the Y’s doors are open to all – regardless of financial ability.
Please join me and support the Y by making a donation today. Your gift will truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need the Y most.