Dear North Boroughs YMCA member,
As the global coronavirus pandemic has continued, its impact on the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has deepened. Unfortunately, this means we will be permanently closing the North Boroughs branch effective Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Since it closed under pandemic restrictions in March, North Boroughs has been unable to reopen because the size and space limitations of the building make it impossible to meet current or expected social distancing requirements.
We recognize this is not the news about North Boroughs that you (or the Y) wish to hear. You are a valued Y member and your membership and support of the Y are critically important to our ability to provide the Y experience.
Please note that the closure of the building will not impact the Before and Afterschool Enrichment programs, Pod Learning sites or popular Summer Day Camp programs that the Y has traditionally offered in the North Boroughs communities. We look forward to continuing to serve our community in these and many other important ways.
In recognition of your valued role in the Y community, we are able to continue your Y membership at your current rate through March 31, 2021 at any other branch. We have also developed a suite of virtual programming, Y Live, that is available to you. We continue to add classes based on membership feedback. You can view virtual program options at https://www.pittsburghymca.org/ylive
Additionally, all members who kindly continued their membership draft through the closure, will receive a tax receipt for the full value of their draft while the branch was closed. We thank you for your very generous support which helped sustain essential services including affordable housing, food distribution and learning pods. Tax receipts will be emailed to members before the end of the year.
Again, thank you for your continued membership and support of the Y. If you have questions about this necessary change, including our popular Active at Any Age program, please call 724-934-9622 or click here and a Membership Team member will be in touch with you.
Chief Operating Officer
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh