March 21, 2014 at 9:28 AM
St. Patrick’s Day was an exciting day for the children of the Westfield Area Y’s Kindergarten Wraparound program at the Main Y Facility. The children brought in baked goods and sold them to members to help raise money for the Westfield Area Y’s Strong Kids Campaign. The children raised a total of $226 and were very proud to make a difference.
The Westfield Area Y Strong Kids Campaign provides financial assistance to families in need to enable their participation at the Y. Thanks to the Westfield Area Y Strong Kids Campaign, no one who lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside and is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship is turned away for inability to pay. In 2013, the Y provided $395,000 in direct financial assistance to nearly 350 individuals. Approximately 85% of the assistance enables children to attend Y child care and summer camp programs.