Critical Community Needs

In this time of public crisis, the Y is continuing to provide crucial resources to our community.

We are working tirelessly to reposition YMCA facilities and resources to meet critical community needs. This includes transitioning from Emergency School Age Care for essential workers to now offering Day Camp and summer experiences; the digital delivery of health and wellness resources to members; critical food distribution at our Maplewood Family YMCA; and blood drives for the community in coordination with the Red Cross.

Summer Day Camp

After providing nearly four months of Emergency School Age Care at our branches, we are now serving our families through our Summer Day Camp. Camp will look different. We have made adjustments, and continue to, on direction from national, state and local leaders as to what the camp experience will look like. We continue to evaluate CDC and American Camp Association (ACA) guidelines and best practices to ensure we are able to provide a successful and enriching experience for children this summer.

You can register your kids for Summer Day Camp in the links below:

Summer Quest 2020

We have a unique experience for kids this summer – Summer Quest 2020. Summer Quest 2020 will contain lessons in math, literacy, STEM and music. Students will also have 60 minutes of physical activity every day. It will be similar to a program the YMCA of Greater Rochester has been operating with the Rochester City School District during the summer called Power Scholars Academy.


Learn about Summer Quest for 2021 here.

Support Healthcare Workers

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is seeking philanthropic support so it can provide child care to healthcare workers at NO COST.

The YMCA is seeking philanthropic support to make emergency child care services free of charge for health care workers at the area’s two major hospital systems.

The goal is to provide 25 children from each system care every week throughout this uncertain time. The total cost per week is $200 per child, or  $10,000 for 50 children. Donate today.

The total cost per week is $200 per child.

Maplewood serving meals to kids

The Maplewood Family YMCA spent the last nearly four months as a site for Foodlink Grab and Go Meal Provider. Beginning July 1, 2020, volunteers will be providing summer meals.
Foodlink volunteers will be on site Monday-Friday from Noon to 4 pm to distribute meals for free to kids ages 18 and younger. The program will last until September 4, 2020.

Blood Drives with the American Red Cross

There is currently a severe blood shortage due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The YMCA of Greater Rochester has partnered with the American Red Cross of Western New York to hold a much needed Blood Drives at some of our branches.

We are proud to work with such a strong community partner to make a difference.

Find other locations to donate here


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