SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
One of the area’s leading charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, the Summit Area YMCA's. programs and services are open to all through The Y’s Financial Assistance Program made possible through donations from its members, donors, and community partners.
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To date in 2015, the Summit Area YMCA provided more than $750,000 in direct financial assistance to families in the community with demonstrated need, and more than $2 million in subsidized programming.
“As part of our continued focus on service to our community, the Summit Area YMCA is now offering 'Learn to Swim' – a free program committed to teaching all local second graders to swim, said Paul Kieltyka, CEO of the Summit Area YMCA. "This potentially life saving skill is best taught at this age, and provides for safety and enjoyment in the water throughout one’s lifetime."
For more information on the Summit Area YMCA’s’s #GivingTuesday initiative, visit thesay.org.