Your Y is excited to announce that our Harrison afterschool program will now be available to Bohemia, Dorena and London schools --- all of the elementary schools within the South Lane School District. Students will be transported by South Lane School District buses to Harrison. Care will be available there until 6 p.m. on weekdays. This new option is available starting Feb. 1.
"Quality childcare is a high priority but often a financial and logistical puzzle for families," said Eugene Family YMCA CEO Brian Steffen. "The Y's mission is to provide services to all--- regardless of ability to pay. This expansion helps us fulfill that mission in a place where the need is quite high."
For more information, click here.
Thank You for Your End-of-Year Giving!
Your Y wants to give a big THANK YOU to all of our donors, members and volunteers who have supported our mission during our end-of-year giving campaign!
Thanks to you, your Y successfully completed Betty Soreng's $500,000 match toward the Capital Campaign AND raised tens of thousands of dollars to ensure that seniors are making connections, individuals are regaining their health and wellness, and kids have the opportunity to attend summer camp --- regardless of financial constraints.
Donations can be made any time of year: click here.
Thank you for helping us provide wellness and community for ALL!
Pickleball Players Raised Almost $2,400 on New Year's Eve!
The 2019 New Year's Eve Pickleball Fundraiser was a huge success! Players had a blast and raised $2,384 for the Y's Financial Assistance Program, ensuring that everyone finds a place of welcome and belonging at the Y. Thank you to everyone who participated!
New Decal Offers Parking Karma
Are you a member who drives and struggles to find parking? In an effort to try to improve the parking situation, we have created a new Y Parking Decal for your rear bumper, available at the Welcome Center.
These decals will not magically solve our lack of parking, but it will empower Y staff to locate vehicles parked in Y designated spots that don't have a decal and ask those vehicle owners not to park there.
Remember, available Y parking spots include the small Y parking lot between the main facility and tennis center, street parking and designated spots facing Patterson St. in the South Eugene High School parking lot. South Eugene High School students are back from Winter Break, so please remember to only park in the spots facing Patterson Street.
And when all else fails, remember, parking karma--- it's a thing.
Reverse Your Risk of Diabetes at the Y
Twenty people started 2020 almost 20 pounds lighter! That's because they completed the year-long YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, lost an average of 19.4 lbs, became more physically active, and reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you could too!
"The classes keep me focused and on track," said Syndee West, who participated in the program last year. "The camaraderie, the pats on the back and the group interactions keep me going. It's a lifeline for me and I want others to know that it can be a lifeline for them. It truly changes lives."
The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program has two classes starting this month.
Classes start: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: Daytime and evening classes are filling now
Place: The Y's Beck Center
Registration information: Pre-registration is required
Middle School Madness Theme: JANUARY JAMMIES
Wear a onesie or your favorite pajamas and join us as middle schoolers take over the Y for a night of fun!
Snacks, swimming, dodgeball and other games, music and more!
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 8:00 to 10:45 p.m.
Cost: Free for members and $5 for community members
Registration: Register online, over the phone or at the Y Welcome Center
There will be two more Middle School Nights in the next few months! Save the date for Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, May 30.