I Heart Art: Operation Salute!

Every day, our military men and women make sacrifices to make life better for us. At the Y, we know we have a duty to give back and support them through our programs and services for children, adults and families.

But we want to do more – and we need your help.

Let’s Work Together!

From July 1-21, we’re collecting donations to fill up back-to-school backpacks for local military kids. Let’s work together to make sure they have plenty of art supplies to keep their creativity flowing all year long. Donated backpacks and supplies will be distributed at our Military Back-to-School Bash on July 28.

Here’s what they need:

• Markers
• Crayons
• Colored pencils
• Glue sticks
• Construction paper
• Watercolor paints
• Paintbrushes
• Transparent tape
• Safety scissors
• And more!

Bring your donations to any First Coast YMCA location and let’s give our military the salute they deserve!

Supplies will also be donated to Youth Development programs at the Y.

Thank you!

In July 2017, you donated enough supplies to help us fill over 750 backpacks to give to military families at our Back-to-School Bash!

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.