(GDN) — Local YMCA legend Kriquette Davis developed the Y’s Men Program over 20 years ago.
Year after year, the Y’s Men Program keeps helping families in need during the holiday season with over $500,000 being invested back into the community since its start.
This year, the Y’s Men Program is partnering with Kriquette’s Kidz, Davis’ effort to help local families in need.
Davis and Goldsboro Family YMCA CEO Bruce Griffin appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3.
Davis says she works with families that “fall through the cracks” and aren’t participating in other local holiday assistance programs.
She works with the school system and other non-profits to identify families for Kriquette’s Kidz.
Griffin says, during this season, the Y’s focus has switched its focus to its Help the Hungry Challenge as they try to collect 6 tons of food to donate to non-profits, including Kriquette’s Kidz.
Drop-off sites for the food donations include:
- State Employees Credit Union
- Goldsboro Police
- Goldsboro City Youth Council
- First Citizens Bank
This Sunday, December 5, families in the program will be invited to The Bridge Church locations in Princeton, Goldsboro and Mount Olive where there will be entertainment for the kids, meals for the families, and volunteers will take the parents shopping for the holidays.
You can help the Y’s Men Program and Kriquette’s Kidz by making a donation to sponsor a family or giving your time as a volunteer.
Learn more about Kriquette’s Kidz at www.waynecss.org/kriquette-s-kidz.
Learn more about the Y’s Men Program or Help the Hungry at GoldsboroYMCA.org.