Tuesday, May 5, 2020
When medical professionals can’t go to work because they have no one to care for their children during their shifts, hospitals and healthcare facilities cannot function at full capacity to serve the ever-growing needs of our community during this pandemic.
When police officers and first responders can’t be on the job because they can’t leave their children with their parents whose ages (60+) put them at higher risk for contracting coronavirus, the safety of the community is at even greater risk.
When grocery workers and warehouse employees can’t work because there are no schools or daycare centers open, stores cannot meet customer demand for food, cleaning supplies and medicine. And those workers cannot earn wages to support their own families.
Without childcare for essential workers, our entire community suffers.
Right now, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is delivering childcare programs for the children of frontline and essential workers so that their parents can continue to care for our community. With more than 1400 program registrations to date, The Y will continue to provide this vital service in the weeks and months ahead.
Today is Giving Tuesday. When you make a donation to the Y, you are supporting critical programs like this that allow our first responders and frontline workers to save lives. Give today to support our mission and help us continue to strengthen communities. #GivingTuesdayNow
Monday, May 4, 2020
While we look forward to opening our doors to members very soon, our YMCA facilities have been home to some very important community programs over the past two months. Our childcare program for kids of first-responders and essential workers has served more than 1200 children at locations across the metro area. And our hunger relief programs have provided more than 80,000 meals to individuals and families across more than a dozen locations.
Fox 5 Atlanta shared more about our community relief programs last week. Check it out!