SEND A KID TO CAMP
During these unprecedented times, we are directing our resources to those who need it most, our children. Providing for their needs this summer is our most immediate challenge and utmost priority.
Never has the YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP been more important for kids and families in our communities.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, children have been dealing with a tremendous amount of change:
- Schools closed
- Playdates stopped
- Sports seasons were suspended
- Distance learning became the norm
- Outdoor activities, playgrounds, and parks closed
- Parents suffered job loss and significant financial insecurity
With your help, the YMCA can provide an active, engaging summer day camp and activities that give children a routine, and an outlet after many months at home. And their parents can go back to work with a renewed peace of mind.
However, requests for financial assistance have increased by 50%, and we would be deeply grateful for your kind support.
Together, we can make camp possible for families in need and provide some structure and support in an uncertain world!
HELP SUPPORT Y EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergency Child Care and YMCA Family Services
Concerns about the impact of COVID-19 underscore the vital leadership role that our Y continues to play in the welfare of our communities across our region.
In light of the state guidelines for slowing the spread of the virus, we have redeployed our wellness facilities to provide EMERGENCY CHILD CARE for the children of health care professionals, first responders, and essential workers. We are working with hospitals, medical providers, first responders, and municipalities to repurpose our staff and facilities to provide emergency child care. These care centers will follow strict guidelines, according to the New York State Department of Health.
YMCA FAMILY SERVICES is providing counseling services for adults, children, and families in need, conducted by our licensed, expert counselors.
We have also formed the YMCA Emergency Staff Relief Fund. This fund is intended to provide team members who have been significantly impacted with access to financial resources designated to support immediate and essential needs, primarily housing, medical, food, and transportation.
The work our Y is tackling is critical and will be an essential part of our state's response, and a pathway back to wellness.
But we can't do it alone; we need your help.
Your gift will help us provide:
- Emergency Child Care Services for children of health care professionals, first responders, and essential workers
- YMCA Family Services will provide counseling sessions for community members in need of support during this difficult time
- Support for our dedicated staff through the YMCA Emergency Staff Relief Fund
Please DONATE NOW to the YMCA of Long Island COVID-19 Response Fund to help ensure we have the resources necessary to deliver these critically-needed services to our communities, neighbors, and lifesaving healthcare providers.
Throughout Our Community
We will continue to work tirelessly until this pandemic is behind us. It is our hope and plan to reopen our facilities as soon as possible so donations can continue to provide transformational programs for our community.