YMCA Operation Backpack

YMCA of Greater Houston is accepting donations July 6 – Aug. 6 to provide school supplies and backpacks to students in need The YMCA of Greater Houston is launching its 17th annual YMCA Operation Backpack in preparation for the 2021 school year and is accepting donations throughout July and August. YMCA Operation Backpack provides school supplies and backpacks to students in need throughout the Greater Houston Area. Houstonians are invited to assist via online donations, texting YMCABACKPACK to […]

YMCA Of Greater Houston Hires Angela Hodson As Chief Philanthropy Officer 

Hodson to lead new ‘Be the Change’ philanthropic campaign seeking to secure $25 million in community support The YMCA of Greater Houston is proud to announce the expansion of its leadership team with the newly hired Angela Hodson as Chief Philanthropy Officer. Hodson is a Houston-based leader with more than 28 years of nonprofit and charitable experience and relationships that will further elevate the Y’s philanthropy efforts. “I am beyond delighted to join the YMCA of […]

Ymca Of Greater Houston Provides Access To Water Safety Education At Splash Bash 2021  

The no-cost, 30-minute community water safety class will be offered at 19 Houston area locations on June 12  The YMCA of Greater Houston believes that everyone should have access to water safety education and is inviting all families to participate in a 30-minute water safety class at no cost at various Y locations, Saturday, June 12.   According to the Center for Disease Control formal swim lessons can reduce drowning by 88% and for every child who dies […]

The YMCA Of Greater Houston Launches HTX+, A Transformative Virtual Platform

The first-of-its-kind virtual platform is geared to tackle social isolation by providing Houstonians resources to strengthen spirit, mind and body in the comfort of their homes The YMCA of Greater Houston announces the launch of HTX+, a new on-demand, one-of-a-kind virtual platform with fitness and wellness courses and resources for all ages. The multilayered platform includes fitness, HTX Kids, ForeverWell, YLife, mindfulness, virtual personal training, educational resources and more. Since the start of the pandemic, The Y has taken unrelenting […]

YMCA Of Greater Houston Hosts 5Th Annual Triumph Of The Human Spirit Virtual Art Show And Auction

Art showcase that celebrates the work of refugee and immigrant artists from around the globe who now call Houston home The YMCA of Greater Houston will host its 5th annual Triumph of the Human Spirit virtual art show and auction starting Tuesday, November 17 – Thursday, December 10. Triumph of the Human Spirit is Houston’s premier refugee and immigrant art showcase celebrating the work of artists from around the globe who now call Houston home. Each of the 10 […]

Ymca Of Greater Houston Hosts ‘Five Days Of Action’ Awareness Building Initiative To Combat Childhood Sexual Abuse

The weeklong initiative kicks off Oct. 26-30 and features a no cost training, resources and call-to-actions encouraging Houstonians to protect children from sexual abuse Approximately 3 million cases of child abuse are reported each year in the United States alone. To help combat this issue, the YMCA of Greater Houston will host Five Days of Action, Oct. 26-30, to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. Child protection is the YMCA […]

18th Annual YMCA Turkey Dash

Event to be Held Virtually November 9-29, 2020 Providing Fitness, Fun and Holiday Fellowship safely for the Whole Family The Katy Area YMCA’s will host the 18th annual Turkey Dash presented by Houston Methodist West Hospital between November 9 and November 29, 2020. The race is virtual this year to ensure that families can continue their Thanksgiving tradition while staying safe and healthy. With four events to choose from, there’s something for everyone; a virtual 10K, […]

YMCA of Greater Houston Food Distribution Sites for the Week of September 28

YMCA of Greater Houston will be distributing food at the following sites for the week of September 28.The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and other partners to provide critical food and supplies to thousands of families throughout the city.  Please check YMCA of Greater Houston for distribution sites for real-time updates:https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution.  Wednesday, September 30  Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA  15055 Wallisville Road Houston TX, 77049 9 a.m. until supplies last   Thursday, October 1*Note that YMCAs are hosting […]

Exploring Your Faith in Israel

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston invite you to explore your faith in Israel May 27 – June 7, 2018. The trip is for adults 55 and older to travel to Israel to explore, discover and experience the country, the people and each other. You don’t have to be Jewish to explore your faith and be inspired by a real connection in this holy land. Jim and […]

Harris County ranks No. 1 in state for child drownings

TheYMCA offers free swim classes for children in apartments HOUSTON – Of the 107 child drownings in Texas last year, Harris County experienced the most with 18 children losing their lives. In Texas, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. Many drownings occur at apartment swimming pools, which typically have no […]