Funds raised on March 2 will help support the Y’s ongoing mission to support local communities
DALLAS (March 1, 2021) – The YMCA is launching its annual YMCA Day of Giving on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. YMCA Day of Giving is a one-day giving event that provides an opportunity to give to your local YMCA. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening the foundations of communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
People can visit most Dallas Y branches on Tuesday, March 2nd and learn more, participate in branch activities and donate in-person. Donations can also be made online at www.ymcadayofgiving.org.
- Coppell Family YMCA
- Cross Timbers Family YMCA
- Frisco Family YMCA
- Grand Prairie Family YMCA
- J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall
- Lake Highlands Family YMCA
- Moody Family YMCA
- Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff
- Park South Family YMCA
- Plano Family YMCA
- Richardson Family YMCA
- Semones Family YMCA
- Boone Pickens YMCA
- Waxahachie Family YMCA
- White Rock YMCA
- YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
- Collin County Adventure Camp
- YMCA Childcare sites
Funds raised this year will support the Dallas YMCA’s Catalyst Initiative (the Y’s ongoing COVID response effort), eliminating childhood drowning, the Y Summer Learning Academies, camps, healthy living, preschool, STEM, youth sports, youth & government, and the Ashford Rise School of Dallas.
“The YMCA Day of Giving is a great way to rally behind the important work being done on a daily basis at the YMCA’s throughout North Texas,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “The Dallas community always steps up when there is a need and we are hopeful for a big response this year. All funds that are raised on the Day of Giving allows the YMCA to serve tens of thousands of people in our community.”
YMCA Day of Giving was started in 2015 by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina and launched in Dallas in 2018. In 2020, almost 30 YMCAs took part in the national one-day giving event raising over $548,000. Throughout the pandemic, the YMCA has focused on serving our neighbors in need. Since inception, YMCA Day of Giving has enabled the Y to raise over $1.5 MILLION in charitable gifts to support local communities throughout the country.
Since March 2020, the Dallas YMCA has served more than 75,000 people through our Catalyst Initiative (the Y’s COVID response program). The Dallas YMCA has provided 217,387 pounds of produce to people in need, 75,958 meals, served more than 3,300 children of essential workers in Emergency Child Care, distributed 450 laptops so kids could learn virtually and provided more than 1,700 students needed school supplies. The YMCA delivers groceries to at-risk seniors and does regular wellness checks to ensure our seniors feel mentally and physically connected to others during this time. Last week, Dallas Y branches opened their doors as Winter Warming Centers serving over one-thousand people with warm spaces, water, food, power, showers, Wi-Fi and more to help those in need due to the snowstorms, power and water outages.
Donations on YMCA’s Day of Giving will help ensure this work is able to continue in 2021 as our community begins to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and the recent weather.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1885, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in communities across North Texas, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved, please visit www.ymcadallas.org.
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