(PRESS RELEASE)_YMCA of the Palm Beaches is committed to helping its community through three main initiatives – blood drives, child care services for critical workers, and senior support.
With sharp declines in donations due to canceled blood drives at churches, schools, and other public gatherings, the YMCA of the Palm Beaches has opened its parking lot to host drives. Its next scheduled blood drive is on Thursday, May 7 from 12 pm - 6 pm. All donors will receive a free OneBlood t-shirt and a wellness check-up including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening. Register in advance and Click Here to Save Lives at YMCA of the Palm Beaches!!. Walk-ins are also welcome. YMCA of the Palm Beaches and OneBlood are following social distancing and CDC guidelines. The Big Red Bus will be stationed in the Y's parking lot located at 2085 S. Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33406. (photo attached)
Child Care Services Open for Essential Workers
Now that Florida is beginning to reopen parks and recreation, many government workers will need child care services. YMCA of the Palm Beaches' open enrollment of its child care services continues to be open for all first responders, medical personnel, government employees, and other essential workers that are in need of this service. The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is also a child care provider for those who have received scholarships from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County (ELC).
From grocery pick-ups to wellness check-ins, YMCA is available to support all seniors in the community, regardless of membership, in any way they can. Seniors in need can call the YMCA of the Palm Beaches' main number at 561-968-9622.
The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is located at 2085 South Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Visit ymcapalmbeaches.org or @ymcapalmbeaches on Facebook and Instagram or call 561-968-9622.
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