These are unprecedented times—times that challenge the way in which we, the YMCAs of Oregon, work to strengthen community as we have for over 150 years.
At our core, the Y is about relationships. We bring people together—from all backgrounds, ages and circumstances—fostering connections within and across communities.
But we’re also nimble. The Y has always found ways to help people and communities in times of crisis. In response to COVID-19, Ys across the state are providing emergency child care for health care workers and essential employees; food for children without access to school meals; and outreach to seniors who face social isolation. Ys are also providing holistic health and wellness support for all ages including virtual programming and socially distanced programing.
This work is the lifeblood of our mission. And when this crisis is over, the Y will be there to help our communities recover. But we can’t do it alone. Support your local YMCA.
Every Friday, from 10:30 am until produce is gone. Both YMCA locations will have free produce for the community. This produce comes to us from the Klamath & Lake Counties Food Bank.
Locations are YMCA Fitness Center 1221 S Alameda and The Youth Development Center 1017 Donald St.
The old Fairview Elementary school).
We are distributing book bags from Washington County Library Services. They will be available on a table inside the door at the Teen Center from 9 AM-3 PM. We will also be handing the bags out during Wednesday’s food box distribution. Each bag has a book, a color page, colored pencils, a bookmark and a pencil. The bags are sorted by age. #SherwoodYMCA #librarybags #bookbags #summerreading