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Millburn Teen Gives Laptops New Life for Charity

January 17, 2018

MILLBURN, N.J. — A junior at Millburn High School is using his skills with computers to help young women half a world away have a chance at higher education. Alexander McBride, the founder of Laptops4Africa.org, has already sent 21 laptops to deserving female students by teaming with a family friend who hand delivers donations to a girls leadership training school in Tanzania ...

Register for Winter 2018 Session, Summer 2018 Camp at the Madison Area YMCA

Do More. Be More. Exercise your body, mind and spirit. Register for Madison Area YMCA winter session 2018 classes that begin on Monday, Jan. 29. 

Make Waves! Registration for the Madison Area YMCA’s summer full-day camp for children in grades K-11 opens this month. Camp begins Monday, June 25.

Members and non-members are welcome to register for winter session classes and ...

Madison Area YMCA Family Center, F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Receive $5,000 Grant for STEM Programming

The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce its receipt of a $5,000 grant from BASF that will be used for STEM programming at the Y’s Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center.

“STEM is an important part of youth development at the Madison Area YMCA and Kirby Center because it creates opportunities for children to achieve, build relationships and feel a sense of ...

Hanover Park Freshman Service Project Sends Comfort to Morris and Essex Counties

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- When it came time for a service project for the students in Hanover Park's Freshman Semiar classes, Mr. Ott and Mr. DiBona joined forces to make children in the hospital and in foster care smile. 

A two dollar donation from every student, the opportunity to share resources from the Family and Consumer Science Department and a little creativity came ...

F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Preschool Alumnus Visits, Reads to Brother’s Class

It’s always a good day when an F.M. Kirby Children’s Center preschool alumnus comes to read to his little brother’s class. Finley Frieder visited the Kirby Center to share a story with his brother, Brady, and his class.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development centers and provides ...

With Blood Supplies Low, Drives Will Be Held Across The State

NEW JERSEY -- With local hospitals and residents are in need of blood this winter, Community Blood Services, will hold 47 community blood drives throughout January, in seven New Jersey counties to address the shortage.

The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, and in addition will be given access – ...

Hockey Game Yields $26K for Roxbury Boy Fighting Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ - About $26,000 was raised at the Dec. 23 "Face Off for Matt" charity ice hockey event, money that is being donated to help 10-year-old Matt Adonis of Roxbury in his battle against a brain tumor, said Krista Davis, one of the event organizers.

Davis, whose son plays hockey with Adonis, said about 500 people attended the game, which took place at Aspen Ice in ...

Hanover Park Family and Consumer Science Department supports Meals on Wheels this Holiday Season

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The Hanover Park Family and Consumer Science department held a fundraiser to support Meals on Wheels  Under the supervision of department chair, Beverly Hovanec, students in Child Development  classesmcreated custom ornaments for patrons.  About  60 students worked to fill orders by December 20. "I think its great to help out families in need ...

New Jersey Devils Visit Patients at RWJBarnabas Facilities

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As part of New Jersey Devils’ annual “Season of Giving” holiday campaign in which players visit local medical centers, dating back to the Devils’ first season in New Jersey in 1982, players donned their game jerseys as they visited all RWJBarnabas Health facilities this week with giveaways in hand.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) ...

Restland Memorial Park Honors Veterans and Their Families

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- On a chilly November Saturday, veterans, familes, friends, community leaders and organizations gathered at Restland Memorial Park, celebrating Veteran's Day and honoring all who serve. Organized by Lisa Snyder and Ann Galante, this event was open to the public and  serve the community. 

The ceremonies opened with Whippany Post 155 presentation of the ...

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Upcoming Events

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Tue, January 23, 7:30 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Welcome Center, Madison

Winter Session Open Registration Begins

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Fri, January 26, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sun, January 28, 10:00 AM

Madison Area YMCA - Buttenheim Hall, Madison

Pancake Breakfast

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Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 17, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...