Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) has launched a fundraiser called "Downtown Yakima Together" to support local businesses and essential workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Community members can purchase Downtown Yakima swag that includes a colorful variety of t-shirts, hoodies, and hats with all proceeds going towards the purchase of gift cards from Downtown Yakima businesses. These gift cards will then be distributed to essential businesses in the downtown core.

Andrew Holt, Executive Director of DAY, said in a press release, “As the Downtown Association, we wanted to do something that would put some money in the cash registers of downtown businesses while also showing our appreciation to those who are playing a vital role during this difficult time. Since the crisis broke, DAY has been working hard on promoting open/essential businesses and providing our community with resources to critical financial assistance. But this fundraiser affords us the opportunity to boost morale, add some commerce, and involve the community.”

The full fundraiser, complete with merchandise display,  can be found on the Downtown Yakima website: https://downtownyakima.com/downtown-yakima-together/

Orders can be made using PayPal, cash, checks, or debit/credit card and can be placed by email (attaching order form is encouraged) at admin@downtownyakima.com, or by calling the DAY office at 509-571-1328.
Merchandise can be picked up at the DAY office, 14 S. 1st Street. Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 9-5.