I Heart Art

Art gives kids endless possibilities. It empowers them to generate and synthesize ideas, and it encourages them to develop imaginative solutions. That’s why, from September 12-26, we’re collecting art supplies for kids all over the First Coast. Drop off new, packaged supplies or a monetary donation at any of our branches and help us keep the creativity flowing. And, as a thank you for your donation, we’ll waive your joining fee during the drive.

What We’re Looking For:

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

Drop-off Locations:

All First Coast YMCA branch locations

Last year, we collected 210,737 crayons, markers, glue sticks and more that will be used to make our KidZones fun and entertaining, our Before and After School programs more enriching and local schools more creative!

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