Strengthening the Community Together
For more than 150 years, the YMCA has served in times of need, in times of uncertainty, in times of crisis. The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure adults, children, families and communities. With your help during the Covid-19 pandemic, we can be innovative in the way that we serve, despite the forced closures of our physical locations.
Here are the ways that your donation is mobilizing our community outreach:
Emergency Childcare Services-Your gift is supporting healthcare workers who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines through YMCA childcare. We can do that is by continuing to operate the three YMCA Early Learning Centers located on the CHI Bergan, Lakeside, and Immanuel Hospital campuses. This helps to ensure stability for our medical professionals and hospital staff during this crisis.
Senior Outreach-Your gift is combating social isolation within our senior community. We know that the senior population is at the highest risk of being significantly affected by COVID-19. The YMCA is committed to keeping seniors socially connected and physically active. Our staff are making wellness phone calls, providing online workouts and using social media and emails to connect and comfort our older community. This a way we can safely serve them with your support.
Y Without Walls-Your gift is creating community connections beyond our buildings. Our staff have assembled the Y Without Walls, a group of resources for use by our community. Everything from workout videos and plans to healthy recipes, from story time with our Youth and Family team to videos teaching water safety. This is a free resource provided to our members and greater community that is possible because of your generosity. Click here to see.
Last year the YMCA of Greater Omaha provided over 2.4 million in direct financial assistance for childcare, camp, youth sports, health & well-being programs and Y membership. Donors like you are truly the backbone, the strength that allows us to serve in the ways that we do. This year, our needs are bigger, different and more urgent than ever. Please consider a life-impacting gift today.