Your Support is Working

Thanks to an amazing community and the most caring members, we have been able to sustain our Pandemic Child Care for first responders, medical personnel and essential workers. We have also been able to conduct welfare checks on seniors, hand out well over 200 absentee ballot applications with postage paid envelopes, and serve as a feeding site for AACS to feed children.

Now, more than ever, we are demonstrating the cause-driven nature of our charitable, non-profit organization. You may not have seen it before, but it’s always been there in our Livestrong Program for cancer survivors, our student of the month awards for Ashtabula Area City Schools and Buckeye Local Schools students, our water and boating safety programs, and our Outreach Programming in Conneaut, Andover, and Orwell – along with so much more!

While we have adapted and evolved over the last 150+ years to meet Ashtabula County needs, just as we have now, we can’t wait to get back to the other cause-driven work we do each and every day. We still need your help to ensure we can continue this work which will be needed (and more important than ever) long after this pandemic is over.

$25 helps us provide one outreach class for seniors to prevent social isolation in Ashtabula County.
$100 allows us to provide financial assistance to a first responder for one week of pandemic child care.
$550 puts one cancer survivor back on a path to feeling well after radiation or chemotherapy.

If you have not yet done so, please consider making a financial contribution, donating supplies from our updated needs list below, or simply joining the Y where your membership isn’t a card – it’s a cause for strengthening our community.  Check with your tax advisor to learn more about how the CARES Act may make it easier to help the Ashtabula County YMCA this year.

 

Updated Needs List (Some items are on our Amazon Needs List)

Organizational Needs

  • Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Note Pads
  • Manilla Folders
  • Binders
  • Business Envelopes
  • Greeting Card Envelopes
  • Thank You Cards
  • Post-it notes
  • Glue sticks
  • Sharpies

 

Child Care Needs

Snacks

  • Microwave popcorn
  • White cheddar popcorn
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Animal crackers
  • Graham crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Applesauce cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Cheez-it crackers
  • 100% Juice boxes
  • Fruit snacks
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Cereal
  • Walgreen’s Gift Cards to buy milk as needed

Materials

  • Post-it notes
  • Outlet covers
  • Lysol spray
  • Clorox wipes
  • Plastic silverware
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Rubbermaid cereal containers
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Ball air-pumps
  • Whistles and lanyards