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Bright Beginnings


Give A "Bright Beginning" for the New School Year

The YMCA Bright Beginnings program helps approximately 500 children with new school clothes, supplies, and a book bag to help children in-need start the year with confidence for success. Volunteer opportunities include shopping with children, making a cash donation to support the shopping trips, and donations of basic school supplies and new book bags. Older teens my help on the day of shopping by checking-in of shopping volunteers. Families with older children may volunteer to help stuff book bags with school supplies.

Individuals or companies that wish to collect basic school supplies or book bags are asked to deliver them by July 25 to the Y of your choice (Bryan Y, Hayes-Taylor Y both in downtown Greensboro, Spears Y on Horse Pen Creek Road in Greensboro, Ragsdale YMCA in Jamestown, Stoney Creek YMCA in Whitsett, or Reidsville YMCA). Volunteers, including families, are invited to help stuff book bags with supplies and can make arrangements with the Y of their choice. Individuals, church or employee groups, and other organizations may also volunteer to collect supplies or shop with children. An organization can request a special trip and shop as a team with a group of Y children. ($3,750 serves a group of 25 kids).

Please check back for updates to our 2014 Bright Beginnings Program!


The YMCA Bright Beginnings program is made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, American Express Charitable Fund, The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Target, Walmart and Bojangles.



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