The Annual Campaign raises funds for child care, community service opportunities, camp scholarships, membership, program assistance, and teen leadership development — ensuring everyone has an opportunity to benefit from YMCA programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
The need in 2014 is expected to be greater than ever. The YMCA’s 2014 goal is to raise $1.5 million in donations from community leaders, members, foundations and businesses. 100% of donations will be used to fund programs at every branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.
Locally, the South Mountain YMCA campaign goal is $155,000. “With Sarah Glickman as the Branch Campaign Chair and through community support, we will reach our goal,” said Marcia Meehan, Executive Director of South Mountain YMCA.
“We are asking everyone to be cause driven and to joint our race, because we know that at the finish line will be the children, families and seniors who need our support to be a part of the Y. Our cause is to strengthen community, and this year’s campaign is a tangible way for the community to strengthen the Y in its efforts to welcome and serve.” said Richard K. Gorab, President and CEO.
To find out more about how you can help volunteer for the Annual Campaign at the Y or to make a donation that will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own community, visit our website, http://www.metroymcas.org/give or call a Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges facility.
About The Y
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.
Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is a cause-driven organization of six branches located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne providing:
· Quality all-day and after-school child care, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment programs including swimming, sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps;
· Teen programs that help build self-esteem and leadership skills;
· Wellness programs for adults and seniors.
The Metro YMCA of the Oranges is the largest YMCA association in New Jersey serving more than 35,000 individuals and providing more than $1.2 million in financial assistance to families for child care, YMCA memberships, summer camps, youth sports and teen after-school programs. The Metro YMCA’s mission is to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.