Everyone’s invited to drop by the Y on Saturday, April 26, 12 Noon-3pm for an afternoon featuring free health screenings by local doctors, healthy snacks from Pretzel Crisps, giveaways and more. Dental screenings for kids will be provided by Star Kids Dental & Orthodontics and asthma screenings for all ages will be provided by Allergy & Asthma Treatment Center. The afternoon will also include demos of summer classes for kids and information about exciting new summer camp options.
The public is invited to join developers, designers, college students and teachers to join Game+Hack 2014, a 3-day event in which participants collaboratively create mobile games/apps that promote the Y’s 3 focus areas: youth development, healthy living & social responsibility. Beginners are welcome! Special guests, speakers and judges will be there to award prizes. Game+Hack is on May 2, 3 & 4 (new date!) at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank. Proceeds benefit the Y.
The Y is hosting an Easter Drive, April 1‑20 to gather much-needed personal hygiene and household cleaning items for local homeless families in transition. Donated items will be distributed by the Y’s community partner, Family Promise of the Verdugos. Please drop off donations in the giant Easter box located in the Y’s reception area. Items Needed: Shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hairbrushes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, new socks (men’s & women’s), new bath towels & washcloths, new twin sheet sets and gift cards.
This May marks the 50th anniversary of the YMCA Service Club’s annual pancake breakfast where the community can gather for a delicious meal supporting a great cause. Join the Y on Saturday, May 17, 7:30-11:30am for pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee for just a $5 suggested donation. (Children 5 & under eat free!) Proceeds support the Y’s youth and preschool programs. The annual fundraiser is one of many events hosted by the Y Service Club, a 90-year-old organization that has distinguished itself as one of Burbank’s hardest working and most effective service groups. Tickets for the breakfast are available at the Y in advance and day‑of.
The Burbank Y is proud to support member Gabriel Cordell, who made headlines last summer when he rolled across the US in a standard wheel chair, as he prepares to embark on a “Roll For Peace” across Israel to promote tolerance, compassion, and understanding. Join Gabe’s "Roll for Peace" by sponsoring one full mile of the 300-mile journey with just a $67 donation. Learn more at www.rollwithme.org
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