How to Help the Y!

A great way to help the Harrison County YMCA is for individuals, families and companies to make in-kind donations for a variety of items that we need on a daily basis.  These donations of materials and/or services will allow us to continue providing quality programs and services for our members and guests.

Please take a minute to look over some of the items in need below, which you can provide in-kind goods or services.  In-kind donations have great merit beyond a tax benefit, as the donors are always acknowledged for their service to the community.  Possible contacts for volunteer support are also welcome.

1. Amazon Smile 

2. Donate Material Goods

In-kind donations are always much appreciated – in fact, we can almost always use things for certain areas. Below you’ll find a list of things that you can donate, either gently used or brand new. All donations given to the Y are eligible for a tax deduction since we are a charitable organization.

Your donations will help us transform lives and will make a difference in our community. Thank you for considering the Y!

 Day Camp/After School Program Needs

For Arts and Crafts

Empty mayo jars
Empty toilet paper rolls
Empty 2 little bottles
Old magazines
Unused paper plates
Rubber bands
Plastic tarps
Tent spikes
Duct tape – whatever kind you have is awesome
Garden hose
2 x 4 lumber
Packing tape
Tissue paper, all colors
Pom poms
Pony beads
Pipe cleaners
Paint brushes
Elmer’s glue
Glue sticks
Hot glue guns (mini or full sized)
Hot glue sticks
Self-inking stamps
Foam sheets – any color
Fuse beads
Peg board for fuse beads
Wax paper
Dowel rods
Ribbon – various colors
Googly/wiggly eyes – various sizes


For Interaction & Fun

Uno Cards, Connect Four, Trouble, Checkers, and other fun childhood games
Puzzles (50 & 100 pieces)
Hoola Hoops
Sidewalk chalk
Construction paper
Paint – tempera, finger, washable
Plant seeds and potting soil
Pool noodles
Sun butter
Card stock, various shapes and sizes
Coloring books
Two pocket folders

Pool Needs

Check out the Aquatics Department Donation Drive flyer or the list below!

Immediate Needs

Aqua Creek Products – Revolution Chair Lift

Keifer Diving Blocks

Keifer 75ft Lane Lines

Extra AED

Lane Line Reel

Life Guard Chair

Metal Chemical Storage

36″ Battery Floor Pace Clock

Swim Team Equipment Caddies

Wooden Ladder for Judges Booth

Speakers for Swim Team Meets


Safety Needs

Life vests
Puddle jumpers
Lifeguard approved flotation devices
Pool noodles
Tiles & grout
Back float packs (example)
First Aid Kits


 $6500 – 8000

$2500 – 2700/ per diving block

$700/ per lane line including shopping costs

$1500 – 2500

$1350 – 2000

$660 – 1000

$1600 – 2000

$450 – 500

$260 – 500

Prices Vary

$280/ per speaker



General Needs

Paint (Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Orange, Black, White)
Cans of Rustoleum
Magic Erasers
Stainless Steel Coat Hooks for PFDs
Dry land exercise equipment for Swim Team (resistance bands, Weights, Etc.)
Water weights for Water Aerobics Class (2 – 5lbs)
Swim diapers
Kick boards
Kids Pool Toys (Diving Rings, balls, noodles)