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News From the Y

DeMarcus Ware hosts private holiday shopping event with children from Denver YMCA

Bartley Young, The Associated Press

Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware teamed with JCPenney to host a private shopping experience for underserved children from the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver on Tuesday. Ware joined more than 50 children at Park Meadows mall to help them select gifts for family and friends, and JCPenney donated more $100,000 to the YMCA.
The Denver Post

TODAY’s #ShareKindness campaign aims to inspire 1 million acts of generosity


This is the second holiday season that TODAY is celebrating stories of empathy and generosity, with the goal of inspiring 1 million acts of kindness. Share yours with TODAY using the hashtag #ShareKindness. (By TODAY with our sponsor YMCA)

Saints, YMCA team up to help needy families with meals for Thanksgiving


More than 1,000 families in New Orleans will have a nice Thanksgiving meal thanks to the New Orleans Saints and the Dryades YMCA.

YMCA offers Nov. 8 child care so you can vote

Don Emmert, AFP/
Getty Images

YMCA of the USA is trying to make sure you can get to the polls. On Friday, the Y announced they’d be offering child care so parents can vote on Nov. 8.
USA Today

Art Show Tells Stories of Refugees Through Their Own Creations

"Triumph of the Human Spirit," an art show put together by Houston's YMCA is helping refugees tell their stories through artwork. 
KTRK-TV Houston

Amid Political Tensions, a Bid to Bring Together Immigrants, Americans

Lucy Westcott/

Newsweek visits a Welcoming Week event hosted by the Staten Island YMCA's New Americans Welcome Center and finds a community seeking to build bridges. 

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