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Fairview Lake YMCA Camps Holds Blood Drive, Distributes Food

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 11 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 22, 2020

Healthy Living

Y Staff Story: My Conversation with Maureen

Sussex County YMCA Wellness Director shares her inspirational phone call with a senior member during the pandemic.

By: Alma Dhuyvetter | May 21, 2020

Social Responsibility

Wayne YMCA Leads United Effort to Feed Residents in Need of Assistance

The Wayne YMCA is leading a community-wide effort to assist individuals struggling with food insecurity in our local community.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 21, 2020

Social Responsibility

Sussex County YMCA Drive Collects 28 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The Sussex County YMCA collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 6 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 21, 2020

News

Metro Y to Hold Virtual Healthy Kids Day® and Senior Health & Fitness Day

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold two free, virtual events in May to inspire more adults and kids to keep their minds and bodies active. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 14, 2020

Child Care

YMCA's Emergency Child Care Program Provides Sense of Normalcy Amid Uncertainty

For many families with parents who are essential workers during this pandemic, finding a sense of normalcy amid a flood of new and unpredictable challenges is comforting and reassuring. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 11, 2020

Social Responsibility

South Mountain, East Orange YMCAs Helping to Provide Meals to Families

The South Mountain and East Orange YMCAs are helping to feed people in the community who are facing financial hardships during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 11, 2020

Social Responsibility

Wayne YMCA Helping to Relieve Food Insecurity During Pandemic

The Wayne YMCA is joining forces with five local organizations to help relieve hunger in the community. The Y recently distributed 50 boxed meal kits containing produce, meat, and other staple foods to families in Wayne, in collaboration with the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry, Wayne Township Health Department, Meadowlands Area YMCA and Table to Table. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 06, 2020

Summer Camp

What to Bring for a Sleepaway Camping Trip

Whether it’s your child’s first sleepaway camping trip or their fourth, but you’ve forgotten what to pack, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is here to help.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 01, 2020

News

Metro YMCAs Plan Mother's Day Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its first Mother's Day Weekend Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run, an opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, get active, and engage with their community while also staying safe and practicing social distancing. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 30, 2020

Social Responsibility

South Mountain YMCA Collects 15 Pints of Life-Saving Blood During Drive

The South Mountain YMCA collected 15 pints of blood during a blood drive on Wednesday, April 22 in partnership with the American Red Cross. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 45 lives, according to the Red Cross.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 30, 2020

Youth Development

Metro YMCAs Offer Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Support

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges now offers a new Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Program to help preschool-age children develop the skills they’ll need as kindergarteners.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 20, 2020

Social Responsibility

West Essex YMCA Drive Nets 15 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The West Essex YMCA collected 15 pints of blood during a blood drive on Thursday, April 9 in the Y’s gymnasium. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 45 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 13, 2020

Social Responsibility

Wayne YMCA Drive Nets 17 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The Wayne YMCA collected 17 pints of blood during a blood drive on Monday, April 6 in the Y’s gymnasium. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 51 lives, according to the American Red Cross.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 09, 2020

Social Responsibility

Metro YMCAs Addressing Blood Shortage, Other Community Needs

 As coronavirus cases continue to grow and impact more communities, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is stepping up to address the ongoing need for blood donations, child care for essential workers, and other community needs during this pandemic.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 02, 2020