YMCA of Greater Erie

TOGETHERHOOD is the Y’s signature program for its commitment to Social Responsibility. At the Y, we’re dedicated to strengthening the community by giving back and supporting our neighbors. We know that our members have lots of ideas and the desire to reach out and to make positive changes in our community.

It is designed to be a simple, fun and rewarding way for members to identify ways that they can give back and support their neighbors through their own ideas, skills and energy, and the network of the Y.

Collecting school supplies, donating blood, or running a park clean up are just some of the countless ways Y members and their friends and families can come together in service. This program gives our Y members the opportunity to select, plan, lead and participate in meaningful volunteer service projects that benefit and strengthen our local community.


There are so many ways to help make our community better, but sometimes it’s not always obvious where or how to get involved. TOGETHERHOOD makes it easy for you to give back. Currently it is an active mission to provide to the community at the Glenwood Park Family YMCA.

Fall 2018 TOGETHERHOOD Project:

Mission In Action:  The Giving Tree Benefiting The Mercy Center for Women in Erie, PA
All Items Due November 5, 2018

The Mercy Center for Women is a caring environment that offers life skills, training and su

pport leading and self-sufficiency.  Their goal is to empower women to become self-sufficient through supportive services.  A few of the services they provide are:

  • Safe and Supportive Transitional Housing
  • Education
  • Life Skills
  • Connection

To benefit the transitional housing program we have set up a donation box to collect items for these women and children in need.

House Needs:

  • Twin Bed Sheets/Quilts
  • Women’s Robes, Pajamas and Slippers
  • New Body Wash & Lotion

Children’s Needs:

  • Diapers: Sizes 4-6
  • Pull-Ups: Sizes 2T – 4T
  • Toddler Clothing: Sizes 2T – 5T
  • Children’s DVDs
  • Baby Wipes
  • Craft Paint, Brushes, etc.

Baby Items:

  • Receiving Blankets
  • Bottle Cleaning Supplies
  • Baby Gate
  • Baby Monitor
  • Baby Safety Kits
  • Boppy Seat

If you are interested in getting involved with the Togetherhood program, please contact Selena Foulk at sfoulk@ymcaerie.org or 814.868.0867 ext. 278