Florida Blue Joins the YMCAs of Tampa Bay to Meet Critical Need

Posted on Mar 27th 2020 by Florida Blue

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We have joined 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.

We have provided 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

In West Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando & Citrus counties 

In St. Petersburg

TENTATIVE 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

TAMPA YMCA**

Qualified employees register here 

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.

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

YMCA OF GREATER ST. PETERSBURG**

Qualified employees register here.

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

 

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