spread cheer this holiday season
Angel Tree Toy Drive
November 29 - December 19, 2014
Provide a wonderful holiday to child in need. We will have a Christmas tree filled with angels in our branch lobby. To make a child’s Christmas wish become a reality, simply take an angel, purchase a gift, and deliver it unwrapped to our front desk staff. We will wrap all gifts and distribute them to Prince George's County children in need right in time for Christmas Day! Please deliver all gifts to us by December 19th.
Give a Warm Welcome to Piscataway Hills Residents
Since May 2014, the Piscataway Hills community in Fort Washington, MD has been facing unimaginable stress and uncertainty. A dangerous landslide
has caused them to be without water and even their homes on and off for 6 months now. Out of the 33 homes in the community, five have been permanently put out. Prince George’s County has been diligently working to resolve the problem, but have no resolution or timeline yet in sight.
In October 2014, YMCA Potomac Overlook extended a helping hand to this community. As Dawn Taylor, member at YMCA Potomac Overlook and resident of Piscataway Hills, describes, “This has been the most stressful thing I’ve ever endured.” We have opened our doors to the residents, giving them a little added relief. They now have comfort knowing they have a place to go, but can also work off stress, shower and even relax in the lobby lounge. In addition, 10 coats were given to families in need thanks to the WHUR Coat Drive on October 11th, and they will also be a big part of YMCA Potomac Overlook’s Angel Tree Drive.
Moments like these truly show the role the YMCA plays in the community. Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members and share this news with Piscataway Hills families who may not know that the Y is open for them.
Change Your Life, Improve Your Health
H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating Active Living)
YMCA Potomac Overlook has partnered with Behavioral Health Navigators and Fort Washington Medical Center to offer H.E.A.L., a FREE community nutrition and fitness program for residents 16 and older.
- Change the way you eat
- Manage chronic health issues
- Jump start your active living with exercise
for our flyer. Space is limited, so call 301-203-2452 today to register!
Man 2 Man Mentoring
YMCA Potomac Overlook launched an onsite mentoring program earlier this year! Designed to give middle school boys a positive role model, students will be paired with high schoolers for sessions twice a week through the end of the school year. Mentor and mentee pairs will cover:
- Academic achievement
- Life skills development
- Health and nutrition
The high school students will receive a monthly stipend and help mentees to:
- Aspire to education excellence
- Prepare for higher education and employment
- Improve academic performance
- Increase knowledge of general health practices
If you have a high school male student or middle school student who would benefit from this program, please contact our Associate Executive Director, Lucresha Murphy via email
. Look forward to more information regarding an information session to be held later this month!