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BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

At the Y, we believe that every child should start the school year ready to excel. Unfortunately, there are many youth in our community who start school without the supplies they need - whether that be clothes, book bags, notebooks or anything else. Bright Beginnings aims to change that. With your support, we can help each child be positioned for success.

We need volunteers! Interested? Contact a branch representative, included in the drop-downs below. Or, call 336.854.8410.

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BRANCH PLANS

Bryan YMCA

Bryan YMCA will take children shopping for school supplies and clothing on August 3rd and 5th. The branch is in need of assistance with volunteers.

Shopping Days:

Tuesday, August 3rd at Walmart 121 W. Elmsley St. Greensboro from 5-8pm

Thursday, August 5th at Walmart 121 W. Elmsley St. Greensboro from 5-8pm

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact:
Tracie Heavner, Director of Diabetes Prevention Program, at [email protected] or 336.478.9622

Eden YMCA

Eden YMCA will take children shopping on August 19th and 20th. The branch will also donate backpacks and school supplies to area schools.

Shopping Days:

Thursday, August 19th at Walmart in Eden, time TBD

Friday, August 20th at Walmart in Eden, time TBD

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact Pete Baker, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 336.623.8496

Hayes-Taylor YMCA

Hayes-Taylor YMCA will take children shopping at JCPenney for back-to-school clothes and bookbags on August 13th.

Shopping Days:

Friday, August 13th at JCPenney at Four Seasons Mall, starting at 6pm

Collection boxes for school supplies will be set up on the branch's front porch. Please click the link below for a list of supplies that are needed!

Hayes-Taylor YMCA Supply List for In-Person Donation Drop-Off

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact Monica Moore, Child Care Administrator, at [email protected] or 336.272.2131

Ragsdale YMCA

Ragsdale YMCA will work with parents to shop for school supplies at Target on August 3rd, 5th, 9th and 11th. The branch currently needs assistance with funds and fundraising.

Shopping Days:

Tuesday, August 3rd at Target on Wendover Ave. Greensboro from 6-8pm

Thursday, August 5th at Target on Wendover Ave. Greensboro from 6-8pm

Monday, August 9th at Target on Wendover Ave. Greensboro from 6-8pm

Wednesday, August 11th at Target on Wendover Ave. Greensboro from 6-8pm

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact:
Stevra Gonzalez, Membership Director, at [email protected] or 336.882.9622

Reidsville YMCA

Reidsville YMCA will take children shopping at Walmart on August 11th and 12th. The branch is currently fundraising and identifying children in need.

Shopping Days:

Tuesday, August 10th at Walmart in Reidsville from 5-8pm

Wednesday, August 11th at Walmart in Reidsville from 12-3pm

There will be a follow-up trip on August 13th, time TBA

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact Heather Whitsett, Group Vice President of the YMCA of Greensboro and Executive Director of the Reidsville YMCA, at [email protected] or 336.342.3307

Spears YMCA

Spears YMCA will take children shopping for school supplies and clothing on August 2nd, 10th and 12th. The branch is in need of assistance with fundraising and volunteers.

Shopping Days:

Monday, August 2nd at Target 1628 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro from 5-7pm

Tuesday, August 10th at Target 1628 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro from 5-7pm

Thursday, August 12th at Target 1628 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro from 5-7pm

Volunteer Application

Questions? Please contact:
Laura Brown, Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 336.387.9622

Stoney Creek YMCA

Stoney Creek YMCA is collecting book bags and children's clothes to donate to a local elementary school. Please click the Amazon Wish List link below to be able to purchase the items online!

Stoney Creek YMCA Amazon Wish List

Questions? Please contact Sydney Herron, Membership Coordinator, at [email protected] or 336.449.3222

HOW IT WORKS

We work with schools and search within our programs to identify children and families in need. There is no cost to a child’s family to participate. We count on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations, and we are determined to help 500 children with school supplies this year. But we need your help. All donations are greatly appreciated; sponsoring 10 children ($1,500) or even just one or two children at $150 each makes a difference.