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 

Sign up and use the link each time you make a purchase. Quick, easy and simple way to give back to the Y!.

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

Safety Needs

Life vests
Puddle jumpers
Lifeguard approved floatation devices
Pool noodles
Guard chair/podium
Tiles & grout
Back float packs (example)


General Needs

Water weights
Swim diapers
Water boards
Fun floating things