Annual Strawberry Fundraiser for Youth Scholarships is Underway

Published On: February 6, 2024Categories: Blog, Event

This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that gives back. Boxes of 12 chocolate-dipped strawberries will be available Wednesday, February 14 for $20 each. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to order a box for youth friends, coworkers and, of course, your sweetheart, knowing that with every bite of berry we’re building a stronger community. Proceeds go towards our Scholarship Fund for youth sports and childcare programming. This ensures that all youth have access to the Y’s facilities and services.

The strawberries are hand dipped, drizzled, and packaged right here at the Osage Prairie YMCA the morning of Feb. 14. Pre-orders can be picked up that day or for an additional $5, you can have them delivered.

Don’t have anyone to send strawberries to? Don’t worry, you can purchase a box of strawberries and have them delivered to a local nursing home.

How do the Strawberries Help

1 box = provides 10 meals for youth ages 3-18 years old in our community
2 boxes = gives a child the experience of playing a sport, or participating in swim lessons, which helps them build on their confidence and skills
3 boxes = keeps a child in a safe environment after school for one week
4 boxes = provides a week of fun, friendship, and memories in our summer camp, Camp Osage

How to Order

Deadline for pre-orders is Feb. 12.

There are three ways to order:
In person: Visit the Welcome Center at the Osage Prairie YMCA
Phone: Call (417) 667-9622
Email: Contact Samie McCullough at