Press Releases


YMCA of Delaware Holds Donation Drive For Community Members In Need

The YMCA of Delaware is currently collecting nonperishable food, hats, scarves, gloves and coats for our donation drive. Donations support the Y Mission Market located at the Central YMCA. The Y Mission Market is a free store, open to community members, that aims to combat hunger and provide for those in need. The Market features…

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YMCA of Delaware Names Jarrett Royster as New CEO

Wilmington, DE — Following an extensive national search, Jarret Royster has been named as the Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Delaware. Jarrett, who comes to Delaware with more than 34 years of YMCA experience, is a cause-driven leader dedicated to improving the well-being of children, adults, and families throughout the state with a…

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Welcoming Week 2022

We’ve all experienced moments where we felt like we didn’t belong, but there’s more that unites us than divides us. This Welcoming Week, we will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our communities, and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Belonging Begins With Us, and together,…

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Free Brandywine YMCA Family Field Day

Saturday, September 10th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wilmington, DE– Pedal cars, bean bags, soccer balls, hula hoops, and even laundry baskets will be part of the action during the Brandywine YMCA Family Field Day on Saturday, September 10th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free event, hosted by the Brandywine YMCA Board of…

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Central YMCA Mission Market Provides Food and Clothing to Local Residents

Grand Opening September 1st at 2 p.m.  Wilmington, Delaware – The Central YMCA is set for the grand opening of the Y Mission Market. The free store, open to all, will feature men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in a variety of sizes as well as shoes, toiletries, backpacks, shelf-stable food, frozen meats, fresh vegetables, and more….

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YMCA of Delaware Welcomes New Dover YMCA Executive Director

Dover, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas J. Rushton (Tim) as the new Dover YMCA Executive Director. As the Executive Director, Dr. Rushton will help the Y grow its community impact with a focus on new and enhanced programming for all ages and families, developing community partnerships, diversity/equity/inclusion, and excellent…

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Eagle Scout Project Benefits the Brandywine YMCA

NEW CASTLE, DE (07/15/22) – Riley James Burns (17), of New Castle, Delaware, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank advancement award presented in Scouting (BSA). He will be presented with the award at a Court of Honor ceremony on July 23, 2022, at noon at the Newark Elks Lodge 2281, 267 Christiana…

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