Member Support & Community Partners Allow YMCA to Meet Critical Need

March 31, 2020

Tampa Bay, FL (Mar. 27, 2020) – Florida Blue is joining generous YMCA members to help the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay meet a critical need in the Greater Tampa Bay area during these unprecedented times.

Florida Blue is providing a generous $100,000 gift to help the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offer all-day youth relief care for essential workers at 21 Y locations (listed below) across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties. The gift is part of a $2 million investment Florida Blue is making to address urgent health and safety needs in communities across the state.

“The health and well-being of our communities is our top priority right now. We are grateful for the health care workers, emergency responders and other essential staff who are on the front lines combating COVID-19,” said David Pizzo, Florida Blue Market President, West Florida. “We commend the efforts of the YMCAs of Tampa Bay for collaborating on this regional effort to provide vital members of our community with an affordable, safe and supportive location for their children while they are fulfilling critical work to keep our communities healthy.”

“This gift, along with the generosity of our valued YMCA members choosing to donate their monthly membership fees to help the Y continue our charitable work, has enabled us to offer this program at a low weekly fee that equates to $10 a day,” says Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA President & CEO Matt Mitchell, representing one of three Y associations participating in the collaborative effort.

“As we use our Y facilities to serve essential workers who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus, we sincerely thank Florida Blue, and all our members who are staying with us to help support our charitable mission during this health crisis,” says Matt. “The Y continues to bear some heavy financial losses as we continue to provide this care during this challenging time. At this crucial moment, when our communities need us more than ever, we appreciate the continued support of our members and community partners.”

 

Starting Monday, March 30, for $50/week, qualified employees can register at the following links:

In Hillsborough & East Pasco counties: https://www.tampaymca.org/relief-care
In West Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando & Citrus counties: https://bit.ly/3daGnjB
In St. Petersburg: http://www.stpeteymca.org/childcare/youth-relief-care-for-essential-workers/

 

TENATIVE SCHEDULE:*

Dates: Mar. 30-Apr. 3, Apr. 6-10, Apr. 13-17, Apr. 20-24, Apr. 27-May 1, May 4-8

Time: 6:30/7am - 6pm

Cost: $50/week (No child is turned away due to inability to pay. Please inquire about financial aid.)

*This is a very fluid situation and dates are subject to change.
**Limited enrollment per site

 

YMCA OF GREATER ST. PETERSBURG**

Qualified employees register here: http://www.stpeteymca.org/childcare/youth-relief-care-for-essential-workers/

JIM & HEATHER GILLS YMCA
3200 1st Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
727.328.9622

BARDMOOR YMCA
8495 Bryan Dairy Rd.
Largo, FL 33777
727.394.9622

YMCA AT LEALMAN EXCHANGE
5175 45th St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
727.895.9622 ext. 4102

 

TAMPA YMCA**

Qualified employees register here: https://www.tampaymca.org/relief-care

BOB GILBERTSON CENTRAL CITY FAMILY YMCA
110 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
813.229.9622 

BOB SIERRA NORTH TAMPA YMCA YOUTH & FAMILY CENTER
4015 Ragg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33624
813.269.9404

CAMPO FAMILY YMCA
3414 Culbreath Road
Valrico, FL 33596
813.684.1371 

EAST PASCO FAMILY YMCA
37301 Chapel Hill Lp.
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
813.780.9622 

NEW TAMPA FAMILY YMCA
16221 Compton Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
813.866.9622 

NORTH BRANDON FAMILY YMCA
3097 S. Kingsway Rd.
Seffner, FL 33584
813.685.5402 

NORTHWEST HILLSBOROUGH FAMILY YMCA
8950 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33615
813.249.8510

PLANT CITY FAMILY YMCA
1507 YMCA Place
Plant City, FL 33563
813.757.6677 

SOUTH TAMPA FAMILY YMCA
4411 S. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
813.839.0210 

SPURLINO FAMILY YMCA AT BIG BEND ROAD
9650 Old Big Bend Rd.
Gibsonton, FL 33534
813.436.5890 

YMCA CAMP CRISTINA
9840 Balm Riverview Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569
813.677.8400 

 

YMCA OF THE SUNCOAST**

Qualified employees register here: https://bit.ly/3daGnjB

CITRUS MEMORIAL HEALTH FOUNDATION YMCA
4127 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy.
Lecanto, FL 34461
352.500.9622 

CLEARWATER YMCA
1005 S. Highland Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.461.9622 

JAMES P. GILLS FAMILY YMCA
8411 Photonics Drive
Trinity, FL 34655
727.375.9622 

GREATER PALM HARBOR YMCA
1600 16th St.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
727.787.9622 

HERNANDO COUNTY YMCA
1300 Mariner Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34609
352.688.9622    

NORTH PINELLAS YMCA
4550 Village Center Drive
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
727.772.9622 

GREATER RIDGECREST YMCA
1801 119th St. N
Largo, FL 33778
727.559.0500

 

About the YMCAs of Tampa Bay

Each year, the YMCAs of Tampa Bay collectively serve over 400,000 members of our community across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus & Hernando counties. The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAYMCA of the Suncoast & YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg are all 4-star charities that strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the community’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors - the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymcatampabay.org