The YMCA of Central Kentucky has received a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support the association’s efforts to address emergency child care services for Lexington first responders, essential services and hospital and medical workers.
YMCA emergency child care services are being offered at the North Lexington Family YMCA, the Whitaker Family YMCA in Hamburg, the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA and the Caroline Memorial YMCA Program Center in Jessamine County.
“Through PNC’s generosity, we are enhancing our child care services with additional academic, healthy living and social and emotional support for emergency service provider families,” said Jessica Berry, the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s vice president of mission advancement. “These local heroes inspire us each and every day at the Y. We appreciate PNC’s support as we work together to strengthen our community and care for one another during this unprecedented time.”
“As a bank, we recognize our role as a pillar of the communities we serve, and we are actively working with those affected, providing a variety of solutions that make the most sense for meeting their particular needs,” said John Gohmann, PNC regional president for Lexington. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we come together to support our customers and communities.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky is working with University of Kentucky Health Care, Thomson-Hood Veteran Center, the Lexington VA, Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), CHI Saint Joseph Health, LFUCG, Baptist Health, Lexington Clinic and the Ridge Behavioral Health System. The four YMCA locations are supporting children ranging from infants to preschool and school age child care.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.