Togetherhood - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana


Togetherhood is the YMCA’s signature program for Social Responsibility. This program invites Y members to activate their social responsibility by planning, leading and participating in volunteer service projects that strengthen the foundations of our community. It is designed to be a simple, fun and rewarding way for members to identify ways that they can give back and support neighbors through their own ideas, skills and energy all within the network of the Y. There are so many ways to help make our community better….Togetherhood just makes it easy for you to do so.

If your small group, exercise class, or coffee club has a project you’d like to get started, contact or 812.492.6713 for more information.

Previous Togetherhood Projects

Delivering Meals
In conjunction with our annual Pancake Days community fundraiser, we delivered 200 pancake breakfasts to residents of Kennedy and Buckner Towers in Downtown Evansville.  We visited with residents and Gina Moore even sang a few songs.


Collecting Athletic Shoes
Togetherhood---Sneaker-Collection-1 We encouraged members and participants of our community Zumba event to donate gently-used athletic shoes.  We collected and delivered those shoes to Albion Fellows Bacon Center to be used for families in need.  We ended up collecting 125 pairs of shoes valued at $3,125.
Collecting Canned Goods

In November, members collected canned peas and canned yams to redistribute to the Evansville Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving Gobbler Gathering food baskets. Altogether, our members donated over 350 canned goods including 176 cans of peas, 93 cans of yams, and 89 cans of other various foods. Also in November, several YMCA members organized and participate din the “5Kan Food Drive”, which is a 5K run with no entry fee, no bib number, and no t-shirt.  It is a chance to run with friends and help out those in need by  bringing a couple canned goods and other non-perishable food item. This group was able to collect more than 200 canned goods and non-perishable items for the Ozanan Family Shelter.