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 to purchase. That’s it. No hassle – and it gives back to us.

2. Donate Material Goods

You don’t have to donate money to make a difference at the Y – 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 brought to the Y are eligible for a tax deduction as well 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
Straws
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
Glitter
Self-inking stamps
Foam sheets – any color
Fuse beads
Peg board for fuse beads
Iron
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
Crayons
Markers
Sidewalk chalk
Construction paper
Feathers
Paint – tempera, finger, washable
Plant seeds and potting soil
Balloons
Pool noodles
Sprinklers
Sun butter
Birdseed
Card stock, various shapes and sizes
Coloring books
Stickers
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

Paint
Water weights
Swim diapers
Water boards
Toys
Fun floating things
Storage