The idea for this post comes from my sister, a Social Worker with a big heart for kids. If you want healthy living tips, check out her blog here. She teaches an exercise class at her local Y and mentioned all the great things they are doing for the kids in that area. For example, providing lunch over the summer to kids who would normally get free lunch at school but may miss that meal when school is out. She points out, "they served grapes to the kids and some had never tasted them before and they grow right here in our county!"
If you have any experience with a Y you know what a great asset they are, not just to underprivileged kids, but to all kids and adults in the community.
So, how about show a little love for the Y by ordering a cute Halloween tee! They are SUPER cheap at $3.55 for white and $4.56 for colored choices. This is a limited edition shirt and according to the Y shop's website, all orders are taken until 9/14 (that's Friday - so do it NOW) and are guaranteed to ship on 10/15. Here is the link: http://www.ymcastore.org/ViewCategory.aspx?det=1&cid=136
Would love to hear how the Y has benefited you or your community in the comments below. Please share!