Our Y, members, and staff actively serve Franklin County in ways that improve, strengthen and better the lives of those in need. For more information on how you can help participate and make a difference in any of our Community Projects, contact Jayne Trosin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-773-3646 x448.
The YMCA in Greenfield partners up with Franklin County Community Meals Program held at the Second Congregational Church to provide meals to those in our community. An average of seventy people come to these meals every week. They come not only to feed their bodies but also to feed their souls. We are always looking for people to contribute to meals or to help serve meals.
FREE CLOTHING STORE
Cleaning out your closets helps families in need! The YMCA in Greenfield holds a free clothing store every October. When cleaning your closets we are looking for clean clothing, no stains or rips. We are always in need of fall and winter clothes (in larger sizes), especially adult coats and jackets and baby/toddler/children clothes. We accept clothes the week prior to the free store.
ADOPT A FAMILY
This holiday outreach program provides a Christmas to area low income families. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help children in need of a Christmas, contact Jayne.
BLOOMING BACKPACKS - A United Way Program
Every summer the YMCA collects donations of money, school supplies or backpacks for local area kids who can not afford to start their school year off with the supplies they need.
BELLY BUS FOOD DRIVE
This food drive put on by Community Action in August because that’s when families need it most, as summer meal programs end and before school meal programs begin. Donations benefit emergency food programs here in Franklin County!
ONGOING FOOD COLLECTION
The YMCA collects food year-round that gets distributed to the Food Bank of Western Mass and other Franklin County community programs. You can find collection bins in the Welcome Center.