Served nearly 8,000 children in Macomb, Oakland, & Wayne Counties with Child Care, Y Day Camp, SportPort (supervised youth sport sampling), Girls on the Run, Y Arts, and Y Learning Centers, since May 27.
Distributed 195,000 meals to children & young adults with special needs, from March 1- November 30.
Presented Fresh Food Baskets to 100 families & 40 seniors for Thanksgiving. These baskets fed nearly 600 people. Each basket provided families a week of food during the holiday, over 30 volunteers delivered the meals.
Reopened all seven of our YMCA locations over 5,000 members have already experienced their first workout and nearly 700 of those members were our Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit, and our ReNew active members. Seniors are staying healthy with the Y.
Partnered to provide virtual improv classes to serve an unlimited number of youth & families.
Hosted virtually the 2020 Detroit Can 10 Second Film Festival with the theme “What Matters Now?”
Promoted Voter registration and participation to 75,000 YMCA members & program participants.
Sustained safe, sanitary spaces for our communities to enjoy, post COVID-19 at all 7 YMCAs located throughout Metropolitan Detroit.
Raised over $1 million for our 2019 Annual campaign.
And we are doing all this with a skeleton crew. We currently have 30% of our staff working to do our very best to serve metropolitan Detroiters.
If you are interested in helping the Y help others here’s what you can do today:
Donate: Make a contribution to help us feed people today and to be here another 168 years to support:
Child and Youth Development
Health and Wellness
Family and Community
Educate: Pass the word. Share the times and locations of our food delivery sites (listed on our website)
Advocate: Contact local and national government and urge them to support community service organizations like the YMCA (process listed on our website)
The YMCA has served Metropolitan Detroit for 168 years. Our goal is to be here to help our communities recover from the challenging times we are currently experiencing for years to come. For more information about our programs go to ymcadetroit.org