What Your Support Can Do for the Ithaca Youth Bureau!
Friends of the IYB (FIYB) is an independent nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting the IYB in fulfilling its mission: to provide recreation and youth development programs to promote the health, happiness, and well-being of all youth and families in the greater Ithaca area.
Your financial support of the FIYB will help the IYB operate critical programs, provide resources and supports for young people and families who need it most, and ensure that opportunities can be offered safely and effectively.
We are sharing this list of examples of what your charitable gift can do! You can choose to designate a specific program need, or you can provide more general support of the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s mission.
In fact, you can also support the IYB by joining FIYB as a volunteer or board member. Please consider joining us! We thank you for your commitment to our young people and families, especially in this most critical time.
Jeff Love, Chair
Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau
Call IYB 273-8364 to ask for FIYB phone number
FIYB Board Members: Allen Green, Mary Grainger, Eric Nichols, Lindsay Glasner
Your tax deductible gift to Friends of the IYB can be made online: friendsiyb.org/donate or checks can be mailed to FIYB, PO Box 4198, Ithaca, NY 14852
Recreation Support Services (RSS) requests $500 sensory table and laptop for virtual programming
Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) seeks science/art kits at $15 each, and snowshoes at $70 a pair, tennis rackets at $35 each
Youth Employment Service (YES) needs $500 for each job placement, and $20 bus passes for teens to get to work
College Discovery Program (CDP) $50 each student college application
PSMP long term mentoring would use $900 to send one student to summer camp
Recreation and Outings:
Camping gear needs are head lamps at $55 each, snow boots at $70 each, $150 stove and $150 nesting pots
Canoeing costs include $1800 per boat, and $100 per PFD life vest
Climbing program needs Ascenders $250 each pair
Lacrosse equipment costs $130 per youth player
Roller Skating open-to-community parties are $500 each
Team Building Kit Project Adventure is $500, new Slack line $100
Cass Park and Ithaca Bike Rental:
Free youth swim lessons for the 2021 summer season costs $10,000
Kiddie Pool play structures replacement run $400-$900
Fence around playground replacement costs $7000
Bike repair supplies are $100
New Tandem bicycle is $1000
Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign continues seeking gifts of any size