RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA Launches 2020 Annual Campaign...

To Support Community Needs

February 1, 2020

[Perth Amboy/NJ, January 30, 2020] The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA is launching its annual fundraising campaign on February 1st, 2020 to help ensure everyone in the City of Perth Amboy has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, such as school readiness, drown-proofing programs, ending homelessness, chronic disease prevention, behavioral health programs, and mental health case management services.

“Throughout the City of Perth Amboy, countless people know and depend on the Y, but we’re so much more than many people realize,” said Steve Jobin, CEO, and President of the RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA. “In addition to being the place children learn to swim or adults go for their daily workout, we’re also constantly responding to the needs of our community. We’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors—all to create a better us.”

This year, the RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA hopes to raise $100k which will support the various programs and services we provide such as YCARES Financial Assistance, Ending Homelessness prevention program, Camp for Kids and after-school support.

Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA generous donors and supporters made it possible for our YCARES Financial Assistance program to assist parents who enrolled their children in our After-School Program, summer camp, membership, swim lessons and sports programs. Allowing kids to have a safe place to learn and build confidence after school; for families to reconnect and grow together, and people access to education and training to reach their full potential.

The Annual Community SUPPORT CAMPAIGN kick-off events will take place between FEBRUARY 1st – 29th, 2020! For more information about the Y’s cause and to donate, contact Jennifer Roche, Director of Development and Housing at 732.442.3632 ext. 6513; jroche@rbaymca.org or visit www.rbaymca.org/main/donate to make a donation today.

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 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, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.rbaymca.org.