See how the Y is addressing pressing needs right now in your community

The YMCA is called to lead in times of crisis. Your support is vital as we navigate together an ever-changing landscape with the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has never lost sight of the needs of others. Whether that means teaching kids the skills to remain safe around water, helping cancer survivors regain health and build community or preparing teens for success in college, the YMCA has been there.

Now, the YMCA is tackling the demands faced by our friends and neighbors during the current crisis. In this time of uncertainty, the Indianapolis Y is rising to the challenge in many ways. Your gift will allow the YMCA to deliver care as we have for years.

It will also empower us to offer special services right now like:

  • Emergency childcare for the children of first responders, healthcare workers and essential workers, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Health Department, and with support from the United Way of Central Indiana
  • Book delivery to children of essential workers, in partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library
  • Blood drives at Y facilities
  • Meal assistance and food distribution, in partnership with community organizations
  • Sterilization for personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
  • Operation REACH (Reach out, Encourage, Activate, Connect, Honor)—Y staff contacted over 18,500 senior members to reduce feelings of isolation; connect them to YMCA virtual options; provide resources; and ensure they can stay healthy during the crisis
  • Outreach to Before and After School participants by Youth Development Site Directors to promote social connectedness
  • Lesson plans to pre-school families to keep them learning at home
  • Virtual health and wellness programming, including internationally acclaimed fitness classes accessible to the community
  • YouTube playlists with activities for swimming and dry-land sports
  • Virtual programs to improve mental health and address chronic disease prevention
  • Daily online devotions
  • Chosen by Indiana DCS to be an emergency housing provider for children whose parents have experienced the illness

You can count on the fact that your gift to the Y Annual Campaign will be well managed and impactful. The YMCA is a not-for-profit, four-star Charity Navigator organization that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. When you give to the Y Center of your choice, you’ll help ensure that your Y, and your community, come back stronger than ever.

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