The YMCA of the Blue Water Area

Helping a charity and learning more about the Y
Mairead Warner
Staff Writer

The YMCA of the Blue Water Area is teaming up with the charitable organization, “Kids In Distress Services, Inc.” also known as (KIDS). These two organizations are joining forces by giving families the opportunity to donate gently used clothing. The clothing drive is on now and goes through Sept. 30.
According to Jenn Stanyer, Community Specialist for YMCA of the Blue Water Area, “The clothing donations that are needed are: children and teens jeans for boys and girls (sizes five through 12), PJs, winter jackets and any other gently used clothing.” The clothing required to be new are socks and underwear in both genders for teens and children.
“The YMCA joining fee can be waived if families bring in one article of clothing. Families can drop off the articles of clothing at the Y,” said Stanyer.
An employee for the Y can help families locate the drop boxes.
According to the YMCA of the Blue Water Area website, “classes are available for all ages including early childhood to active older adults. The YMCA of the BWA gives the opportunity of online registration for programs but requires that the members provide their e-mail address, member ID, date of birth and zip code.“
The Y is open on Monday through Sunday. The hours for Monday through Friday are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The YMCA’s website has links for everyone to see what programs are offered. The fees of the programs for both members and non-members are also listed on the website.
“Families can look up additional information on the YMCA BWA’s official website which is bluewaterymca.com,” Stanyer said.

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