Everyone has heard of the Y. But there’s so much more to the Y than many people realize. From exercise to education, from child care to career development, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies. It strengthens communities.
Our promise to the community is to be accessible and affordable for all. No person is turned away, and with the support of generous donors like you, we continue to live up to this promise each and every year.
We need your gift to make it happen.
When we come together as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of those around us. We create a space where all are welcome, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, sex, race or financial status. Your donation ensures that everyone has access to the life changing programs at the YMCA.
As the area’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
Ways you make a difference
$50- you save a life with a 4 week swim lesson for a young child
$75 - you offer an outlet for a pre-teen dealing with anxiety and stress through our karate classes
$150 – you foster team building and interaction for a child during an 8-week basketball clinic
$250 – you give the enjoyment of music, art, story and playtime to a toddler in our Ready, Set, Learn program
$500 - you provide five seniors with a chance to connect and increase mobility through Aqua Arthritis
$1,000 - you ensure access and opportunity to a family in need by providing a one-year YMCA Family Membership
Every gift counts! Each tax-deductible contribution goes directly to those who need it the most. 100% of your gift is applied in our community. On behalf of those families touched by your support, we thank you!
How to give?
Help us turn no one away with a gift to the greatest area of need at www.ymcaofmewsa.org/giving
Volunteer with Us! Learn more at www.ymcaofmewsa.org/giving/togetherhood-volunteer-program
Make it simple. A monthly gift allows the YMCA to plan ahead to support those in need.
A gift to the Y in your estate plans provides for future needs. Any amount makes a large impact.
Double your donation by checking with your employer who may match your donation. The YMCA of MEWSA received more than $20,000 last year in Matching Gift Funds.
If your employer participates with the United Way, you can designate your donation for a Y branch.
Make a gift to the YMCA to honor someone on their birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a friend or loved one. We will let them know of your thoughtfulness.
Many friends of the Y choose to help extend their values and the Y’s influence beyond their own lifetimes by gifting some of the assets they have accumulated to the Y’s permanent endowment fund. Donors can direct their gifts to support the overall work of that Y or designate them to support an area of major focus that will remain integral to the Y and the community it serves for future generations. A healthy Y capable of making a significant impact in the community is a gift we have received from prior generations. It is a gift we should pass along, in a stronger position, to future generations.
YOU SHOP, AMAZON GIVES
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the YMCA of MEWSA every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com. On your first visit, you’ll be asked to select a charity. Please enter YMCA of Metuchen in the search field. That’s all there is to it! Now a percent of every eligible purchase will go to help our YMCA programs. Thank you!
Each year, the Y relies on hundreds of volunteers to help raise funds to carry out programs and services in the communities we all live, play and work. Below you will find a few campaign resources that we hope will be helpful.
JOIN US--want to help us reach out to the community to support those in need? Come to a campaigner training session.
Thank you for supporting the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign.