2021 Capital Campaign
Say YES to Being Part of Something BIGGER!
A lot has changed at the Greater Scranton YMCA, but our commitment has remained the same—to always be here for our community when people need us most, with open arms and caring hearts.
When the devastating effects of COVID-19 swept across the country and landed on our doorsteps, we quickly mobilized to determine how to best serve our community. Our capital renovations will allow our Y to continue addressing the growing needs our community faces as we work to heal the whole person and return to normal. Construction began in September, 2021 and will end in early January, 2022.
THE Y CURRENTLY HAS A SMALL KITCHEN WITH INADEQUATE SPACE TO PROVIDE THE CACFP (CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM).
With a goal to provide the children we serve with nutritious meals year round, the Y needs to expand its kitchen space to more efficiently offer meals to the children the Y serves. YMCA of the USA identified our community as one in need. Community demographics fit the profile for children needing free or reduced meals. Meals will be served all year to children in the Y’s existing programs and children from the community who may need them. The Y is establishing a kitchen acceptable for the CACFP. Post-COVID, as restrictions are lifted, the Y’s hope is to also serve seniors. The kitchen will also be utilized as a teaching kitchen. allowing staff to offer classes to participants of all ages.
THE GREATER SCRANTON YMCA IS MORE THAN A GYM. WE’RE A COMMUNITY.
It’s the Greater Scranton YMCA’s goal to foster relationships and strengthen the family unit and the Y’s current welcome center layout can become more conducive to that. Moreover, the current layout poses concern over security, as well as efficient traffic flow. The current traffic pattern could be redirected for a cleaner traffic flow. By streamlining crisscrossed traffic patterns, congestion can be reduced during busy times. This will also add a security benefit, allowing staff members to easily see members coming and going. By creating dedicated space for conversation and members to congregate together, the Welcome Center will become more “User Friendly” and community-oriented
AS THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY CONTINUE TO CHANGE, WE WILL CHANGE ALONG WITH IT.
The Y remains committed to strengthening the whole person and we’re proud to offer programs addressing chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis and more. A dedicated community space will allow staff to facilitate these classes more efficiently. Moreover, this community space will provide a larger area for meals to be served and outside community organizations to use as needed. This space will enhance many aspects of the community’s health and wellbeing, such as: Chronic disease prevention classes, isolation/mental health programs, senior events, community organization events, a place to eat when meals are served.