Community Support Food Packing at Blanchard Park YMCA

Stronger Better Together

As a nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Central Florida appreciates your faithful support as we continue to provide community support through vital programs and services to all segments of our community still feeling the residual effects of COVID-19.

Our mission is to improve lives in spirit, mind, and body. As this situation continues to evolve and we learn new information right alongside you, please know we’re constantly assessing how the Y can continue to live our mission and values. In times like these, it’s crucial that we continue to support our community in the safest ways possible. Maintaining your membership and donating are two simple ways you can help us as we work hard to meet the growing needs of our neighbors in need.

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Impact by the Numbers

Based on the numbers, the YMCA has positively impacted 118,467 people and counting across Central Florida through our community support initiatives below.

Blood Drives

The Little Red Bus has parked at several Y locations, allowing OneBlood to collect enough donations that would save 693 lives.

Food Distribution

Numerous YMCA family centers have hosted food distributions, passing out nearly 11,000 free boxes of food to individuals and families.

Vaccination Events

To do our part for public safety, a handful of our Ys have hosted free vaccination events. We’ve helped 1,250 Central Floridians get vaccinated!

Healthy Eating Initiatives

Through our monthly Healthy Living LIVE segments on Facebook and partnership with Healthy West Orange, Chef Gary has had 34,356 virtual interactions within the community.

Better Us Challenge

Our Better Us Challenge is a free wellness challenge for the community with virtual, in-person, and Y events and activities for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Join one of the hundreds of people involved by opting into our next challenge!

Faith-based Initiatives

Events like Celebration of Prayer and Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast, blogs and services like Mission Committees, and partnerships with churches to host service has helped bring the word of the Gospel to 16,935 people.

Neighborhood Membership

Neighborhood Membership is our newest membership option that lets people stay virtually engaged with the Y. So far, we’ve provided 655 subscribers with free community resources.

Healthy Kids Day

An annual YMCA event, Healthy Kids Day provides families with activities to enjoy together. We had 8,078 virtual participants and 1,547 people visit our family centers.

Frontyard Festival Classes

During the Dr. Phillips Frontyard Festival, we provided 758 visitors access to free fitness classes like Zumba, yoga, and Boot Camp.

Volunteers Packing Cars with Supplies at Oviedo

Food Distribution

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The Y hosted food distribution at various family centers. Fresh fruits and vegetables, nonperishables, and other household items were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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OneBlood Big Red Bus

OneBlood Blood Drive

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As our community faces a critical need for blood right now, we partnered with OneBlood to host blood drives at multiple Y locations across Central Florida.

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Bible Verses to Remember

Virtual Prayer Wall

The YMCA movement was founded by people who came together to pray for their co-workers and community. That tradition still lasts today at the YMCA of Central Florida. We invite you to share your prayer request with us and also to pray for those who have asked us to keep them in our prayers as well.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

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The Y is grateful to partner with local and state governmental organizations to help host COVID-19 vaccinations. By making free vaccines accessible for more communities, we can all be healthier together!

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Senior Citizen on YMCA Technogym Equipment

Senior Resources

Learn more about how you can remain safe and secure.

To help empower our senior community against the adverse effects of the coronavirus impact within our communities, we have compiled medical, financial, and general resources available during this unprecedented time.

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Child at YMCA Emergency Childcare

Emergency Childcare

This service is no longer available.

The Y repurposed select locations to provide emergency childcare at no cost to 1,440 children of essential service employees that were working to keep our community safe, healthy, and functioning.

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Community Partners

We’re able to continue bringing life-saving resources to the communities thanks to the generosity and support of our partners!