EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange YMCA recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to help ensure that everyone in the local community has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the Y works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, such as school readiness, chronic diseases and mental health, and food insecurity.

“Throughout our communities, countless people know and depend on the Y, but we’re so much more than many people realize,” said Richard K. Gorab, President and CEO of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which includes the East Orange Y. “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.”  

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This year, the East Orange YMCA hopes to raise $55,000 which will support:

Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for the Metro YMCAs to award more than $800,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families so they are able to participate in Y programs like child care, summer camp, and swim lessons.

For more information about the Y’s cause and to donate, visit metroymcas.org/eoygive.


About the Y

Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.