Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, is inviting the community to donate to the Winter Clothing Drive to purchase coats, gloves, hats, boots and snow pants for youth living in Y Neighborhood Centers.

The YMCA Neighborhood Centers support families by providing access to healthy foods, sharing educational resources and enrichment activities, and assisting with basic necessities, technology access and job support. With the cold temperatures and snow, many youth are not prepared.  The winter clothing drive will help provide winter clothing to help kids stay warm this winter.

“The YMCA is committed to removing barriers that may prevent kids and teens from getting the basic necessities they need to stay warm this winter,” said Katie Lowe, executive director of the Y. “We are grateful for any amount donated to help us make a difference in lives of our youth who need it most in our Neighborhood Centers.”

To learn more on how to give the gift of warmth, visit www.ymcanorth.org/give/winter.

Any donation will help:

  • $25 – provides a hat and gloves
  • $50 – provides a winter coat
  • $100 – provides a coat, snow pants and boots
  • $125 – provides full winter gear
  • $500 – provides a three-generation family of four with winter gear for the season
  • $1,000 - enables the YMCA to offer free indoor programming days on snowy, cold days when schools are closed

And any other amount (even $5) still makes an impact for these local kids.

YMCA of the North Neighborhood Centers

Locations include:

  • Briarhill in Eden Prairie
  • Minnetonka Heights in Minnetonka
  • Maple Pond in Maplewood
  • Montreal Courts in Little Canada
  • Birchwood in Stillwater
  • Huntington Place in Brooklyn Park

Winter Clothing Drive

To donate, go to www.ymcanorth.org/give/winter.

December 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023

About the YMCA of the North

The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 166 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcanorth.org.