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New Garwood Family Center Y Offers a Way for Parents to Finish Holiday Shopping Stress-Free

The Westfield Area Y’s new branch, the Garwood Family Center Y located at 500 East Street in Garwood is offering help to busy parents by opening up their doors and providing a safe, fun place for children ages 2 ½ years old-5th grade to “drop-in” and join the fun at the Y from 7:00 am – 6:30 pm weekdays while parents can run errands or get some holiday shopping done.  Kids Club Drop-In is available all day or for just a few hours even during winter break!

There is a 24 hour registration requirement. Register and pay by the hour or by the day.  Those who are in need of this service can take advantage of a Holiday Special which includes one hour free, registration fee waived and a Limited Y Program Membership (through March 1, 2013) if you register your child before December 28th

The Y understands there is enough stress in getting things done before the holidays. You can now have peace of mind knowing your child is safe and having fun while you shop and check off your holiday list or daily errands.  Contact Melinda McHale at the Garwood Family Center Y at 908-301-1616 or email her at

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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