Supplies for Success

Sponsor a Kindergarten Student

The YMCA and WMC Action News 5 are working together to make sure all Mid-South kindergarten students are ready to start school this year, and we need your help!

With your donation of $35, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies and a book. This will ensure children in our communities will start school with the tools they need to be successful. Your investment will ignite hope, joy and excitement as they start the new school year.

Donations are accepted through the end of July and we would love to have you partner with us in our efforts.

Help us make a difference. Visit any YMCA location to donate or Give Online!


Your contribution will include:

Along with the backpack, students will receive 1 book and the following school supplies:

4 boxes of Crayola crayons                    
1 (24) pack of pencil
1 pack of large erasers                         
10 small glue sticks
1 small supply box                               
1 pair of Fiskars scissors
2 reams of copy paper                          
4 boxes of tissue
1 Steno pad 
1 container of baby wipes                     
1 container of Clorox wipes
2 bottles of hand sanitizer (not personal size)
1 box of gallon sized Ziplock bags (Girls)
1 box of quart sized Ziplock bags (Boys)
1 Mead Primary Journal  (No composition books)
4 plastic folders with prongs and pockets (One each: Red, Blue, Orange, Green)

Help us reach more children by making a purchase from our wish list!



YMCA Membership Perks:

• Child watch (while you work out with Household Membership)
• Unlimited group exercise classes, water exercise and indoor cycling
• Year-round access to indoor and/or outdoor pools
• Access to all 11 Memphis & Mid-South locations