A great way to help the programs here at the Family YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties is for individuals, families and companies to make in-kind donations for a variety of items that we need on a daily basis. These donations of materials, services, or cash will allow us to stretch our dollars even further.

For example, if you work for an organization that does in-house printing, you could provide a name for us to contact about helping to print a new member newsletter. Do you know an experienced studio photographer who might be willing to take some photos at YMCA events or for an image advertising campaign? Is there a florist you or your business uses frequently who might donate a centerpiece for a fund-raising event? If you are in the food service industry, perhaps you know a contact for donating a lunch for staff recognition.

Please take a minute to help us put together a list of individuals we can call on for donations of in-kind goods or services. In-kind donations have great merit beyond a tax benefit, as the donors are always acknowledged publicly for their service to the community. Possible contacts for volunteer support are also welcome.