Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2020 —Two years ago, Xavier Cunningham – a 24-year-old with special needs who’s high functioning – came into the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to apply for a membership. Xavier had been in and out of foster care since he was three years old, and was at the time living […]

Rockwall YMCA community donates record number of Angel Tree gifts

Rockwall YMCA community donates record number of Angel Tree gifts

ROCKWALL, TX – December 18, 2020 — With the global pandemic comes many a hardship for local small businesses and charities as they continue to do all they can to stay afloat. Those circumstances have created a need within the community that’s far greater than it ever has been before; But they have also brought […]

Rockwall YMCA, Meals on Wheels bring Thanksgiving to homebound seniors in need

Rockwall YMCA, Meals on Wheels bring Thanksgiving to homebound seniors in need

ROCKWALL, TX – November 24, 2020 — The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall and Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County (MOWSS) provided groceries for local homebound seniors in need to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this week. The Rockwall Y partnered with MOWSS to identify elderly clients in the area who might not otherwise […]

Rockwall YMCA brings fun to at-home learners with new fitness programs at the Y

Rockwall YMCA brings fun to at-home learners with new fitness programs at the Y

ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many parents to choose remote learning for their kids in order to keep them safe. But while remote learning is less risky, it also means that kids might miss out on the benefits of physical activities they would normally get while at school […]

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

When the staff at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall learned that one of its senior members, Sue N., was having trouble meeting her basic needs, like buying groceries, they knew it was time to come together and support a member of the Y community in more ways than one. “As a charity organization, we rely […]

Angel Tree to Help Local YMCA Families in Need

Angel Tree to Help Local YMCA Families in Need

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 17, 2018) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall encourages its members and the community at large to stop by the Welcome Center and choose an ornament from the YMCA’s annual Angel Tree. Each ornament represents a local child, age 18 or younger, whose family has an active Y membership, requires financial […]

Caped crusaders race for CASA

Caped crusaders race for CASA

(ROCKWALL, TX – November 2, 2017) With their capes billowing behind them in the cool morning breeze, community members soared down the trails of Harry Myers Park clad in superhero garb to support abused and neglected children during the Lone Star CASA Superhero 5K/Fun Run on Oct. 28. The 9th annual event had a new […]

Awards Ceremony wraps up successful YMCA Angel Camp

Awards Ceremony wraps up successful YMCA Angel Camp

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 25, 2017) Kids and staff of the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall’s Angel Camp program concluded another exciting summer camp with a celebratory Closing Ceremony on July 21. Campers and their families ate up some delicious Italian cuisine catered by Valentino’s Ristorante in Rowlett and dessert provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes.  […]