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Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges exceeds Annual Campaign goal

Richard K GorabIn January the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges began its Annual Campaign fundraising campaign to help provide membership and program assistance to more than 5,000 children, families and seniors. The 2014 Annual Campaign celebrated a successful campaign exceeding its $950,000 public Annual Campaign goal by more than $30,000, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The theme of the event was “Cause Driven, Race to the Finish”- a celebration of community, mission and impact. Read Full Story>

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Annual Campaign Kick Off

Metro YMCA NJ Richard K GorabThe Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges began its Annual Campaign to help provide membership and program assistance to children, families and seniors who need our services. The 2014 Annual Campaign kicked off Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover with over 280 in attendance. The theme of the event this year is “Cause Driven, Auto Race” - a celebration of community, mission and impact.

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. Read Full Story>

Community Makes the Y Stronger

East Orange YMCAWhile our mission is clearly to make the community stronger through our three areas of focus, there was a remarkable event in our East Orange Branch last week…The community made the Y stronger.

The 60 Children in the Abbot Pre-school program and over 150 children in the SACC program receive federally subsidized meals through the City of East Orange, Department of Health and Human Service, Division of Nutrition, Child and Adult Food Services Program. Read Full Story >

Metro YMCA Achieves Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for the Third Year

clientuploads/images/charity_navigator/4Star 125x125.jpgOn December 1, 2013 Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for the third year in a row. The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission.

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YMCA Honored for New Jersey Citizenship Award

YMCA Livingston RotaryThe Rotary Club of Livingston Foundation celebrated both organizational and personal contributions to the local community through service and citizenship at their annual dinner.  Rotary leadership presented the Annual New Jersey Citizenship Award to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and recognized Michael and Peter Schofel of the Eastman Companies with the Annual Community Service Award.  Both the leadership of the Y and Schofel brothers were honored for embodying the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” for their commitment to making the community stronger. Read Full Story >

preventing child sexual abuse

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YMCAs in New Jersey have a vision of a world free of child sexual abuse. A world in which all children are loved, protected, nurtured and able to grow up healthy.

clientuploads/Email/1in10.jpgAccording to experts, one in 10 children - or 400,000 each year - will experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. To educate adults in the community how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, including the Metro YMCA, have joined forces with Darkness to Light, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization and creators of the awardwinning Stewards of Children™ child sexual abuse prevention curriculum. Read Full Story >