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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.

Want to volunteer? Contact Antoine Hawkins or call 336-854-8410.



Bryan YMCA

Bryan YMCA will donate school supplies to Hope Academy. 

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


Eden YMCA will donate backpacks and school supplies to area schools. 

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

Hayes-Taylor YMCA

Hayes-Taylor YMCA will offer shopping at JC Penney for back-to-school clothes and bookbags.

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

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 in person at Target on August 3, 5, 9 and 11. The branch currently needs assistance with funds and fundraising.

Questions? Please contact:
Stevra Hudson, Membership Director, at [email protected] or 336.882.9622
Marlee Rindal, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 336.882.9622

Reidsville YMCA

Reidsville YMCA will work with parents to shop for school supplies online with Walmart. The branch is currently fundraising and identifying children in need.

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. The branch is in need of assistance with fundraising and volunteers.

Questions? Please contact:
Nick Zamboni, Family Services Director, at [email protected] or 336.387.9622
Beth McKinney, Wellness Director, at [email protected] or 336.387.9622
Laura Brown, Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 336.387.9622

Stoney Creek YMCA

Stoney Creek YMCA is collecting book bags and school supplies to donate to McLeansville Elementary. Please click the Amazon Wish List link below for a list of supplies that are needed!

Stoney Creek YMCA Amazon Wish List

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


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.