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The YMCA believes we all need a place to belong -- a place where we genuinely care about one another, share in decisions, treat each other with respect and pull together for a common cause.

Homeless Outreach Program 

The YMCA of the Capital Area goes out in the community three times a week to serve homeless individuals on the streets of Baton Rouge. We are assisting them by providing donated clothing, food and toiletry items, while developing relationships.

Outreach Donations:

Drop your donation off to any YMCA during normal business hours. Donations will be distributed to those in need that are in overnight shelters and to those that are in the street.

Items Needed:

  • October - March 
    Blankets, wool caps, mittens/gloves, scarves, socks (Lg.), ski caps, ChapStick, lotion, razors, vitamins, toilet paper, cough syrup, non-perishable snack foods and water bottles. Donations of coats and sweaters (any size) are needed as well as gym, school, and disposable grocery bags.
  • April - September
    Insect repellent, lotion, travel size toiletries, sandals, socks, summer clothing (youth-adult), sunscreen, umbrellas, ChapStick, sunglasses, eye drops, bottled water, raincoats, nonperishable snacks, book/gym bag or water bottles. Disposable grocery bags are also needed. 

Bicycle Ministries:

Donate any new or used bike for us to supply to the homeless in our community. Or give your time and talents on Fridays from 10AM-1PM at our Outreach location to help repair and distribute bikes

Peanut Butter and Jelly Club:

Make Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches, place in Ziploc bag and drop them off on Monday, Wednesday or Friday by 10AM to the A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 South Foster Drive and we will bring them to those in need. 


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