Bedimar Munoz and her family left everything they had ever known behind when they immigrated from Venezuela to the U.S. They were grateful to find a community of belonging when they connected with the First Coast YMCA’s New American Welcome Center.
Read Bedimar's story and learn more about Welcoming Week, taking place September 9-18.
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YMCAs across the U.S. have been feeding kids and families for years with the help of partners like the Walmart Foundation. With hunger rates on the rise, they’ve found new ways to meet the increased demand.
Catch a preview from four Ys that have found creative ways to feed the unique needs of the communities they serve and join us throughout Hunger Action Month (September) as we share their individual stories.
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Across the U.S., our Ys reach millions of people in 10,000 communities.
We provide millions of pounds of groceries to families each month.
Our day and overnight camps empowered kids by building lifelong skills, confidence and friendships.
Ys reach millions of people across 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
When you support the Y – the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities – you give young people a chance at a better future, foster healthy lifestyles and help build vibrant communities right where you live.