Y partners with local childcare coalition for supply collection

8 April 2020
Young girl coloring with markers

We're partnering to bring much needed cleaning and hygiene supplies to essential workers with children.

Minus 9 to 5, a regional early childhood education and care coalition, is partnering with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and Childcare Aware Virginia to bring much needed cleaning and hygiene supplies to local childcare providers in South Hampton Roads.

Although many child care centers and family day home providers have had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 challenges, there are still child care providers who remain open, and in need of supplies. They are dedicated to supporting essential personnel with young children, who rely on quality child care in order to work on the frontlines to care for patients, stock shelves, deliver food and supplies to our homes—faithfully serving our community.  

Please consider purchasing any of the following items when you are shopping for your own personal needs:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gloves
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Bleach

Drop off begins on Thursday, April 9 between 9am and noon and will continue at these times every Monday and Thursday at the YMCA locations below: 

  • Taylor Bend Family YMCA 4626 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake 23321
  • Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 633 S. Battlefield, Chesapeake 23322
  • Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA 4441 South Blvd. Virginia Beach 23452
  • Hilltop Family YMCA 1536 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach 23451