The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) recently launched its annual “100 Days of Giving” campaign with an event held at the JFK Social Center in Edison.
At the Jan. 10 event, there were speakers who shared how the YMCA had impacted their lives. The campaign’s goal is to raise $215,000 to ensure that everyone in the communities served by the YMCA of MEWSA has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Every day, the YMCA of MEWSA works to support people by addressing community issues, such as school readiness, chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer, child care for working families and what elder adults need to stay active and socialize.
Last year, charitable gifts from donors strengthened the YMCA of MEWSA, making it possible for the Y to open its doors to 899 children to have a safe place to learn and build confidence in summer camp; for 17,263 youth and teens to join the Y as members and program participants; for 387 volunteers to invest 6,343 hours in service to Y members and programs; for 45 cancer survivors to get strong in the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program; and 29,823 people to have access to YMCA facilities and programs.
For more information, contact Katie McAdoo at 732-516-2089 or visit ymcaofmewsa.org.