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Donation Drives

Service Learning projects offer both youth and adults an opportunity to learn about important issues, take action, and make a difference in the world around them! More than volunteering, service-learning is a deliberate process through which people young people figure out what excites them, and what skills and passions they can share as part of the larger world.

Drive Dates: June 15th – July 13th, 2018

The Y is excited to support our young learners with a new backpack full of supplies to ready them for the upcoming school year! This year we are focusing our efforts to collect supplies for our 1,200+ After School Education & Safety (ASES) Program students. This program supports low-income families by providing a safe and educational after school environment through state grants and YMCA fundraising.

How it Works

  1. Fill a backpack with items from the suggested list below OR donate items towards filling a backpack.
  2. Drop off donations at your local YMCA health & wellness facility.

Suggested Items

  • Backpacks
  • Colored Pencils (12 Count)
  • #2 Pencils
  • 1” Binders with Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Pens (Black/Blue)
  • Dividers for Binders
  • Safe Scissors for Ages 6-12
  • Basic Calculators
  • Folders
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Cases
  • Rulers

Drive Dates: May 7th – May 28th, 2018

The YMCA has partnered with HomeAid and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to raise awareness and support homeless families as they rebuild their lives. Every child needs these essentials. Help them by donating diapers and baby wipes!

Items Needed:

  • Diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Baby wipes

Volunteer Opportunities

June 8th at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

Volunteer during this donation drop-off and sorting event. Visit HomeAid for more details at

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