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Community Invited to Support West Essex YMCA Via Shop Whole Foods Market Fundraiser


LIVINGSTON, NJOn Tuesday, Sept. 23, Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of its net sales to West Essex YMCA to benefit the YMCA Financial Assistance Fund and Community Outreach Programs, such as: preschool and school-aged childcare, special needs services, senior health initiatives and the Y youth summer camp experience.

Anyone wishing to support the West Essex YMCA in this endeavor should save their Sept. 23 Whole Foods Market receipt. Members of the Y should bring their receipt to the Y by Sept. 30 to receive four free guest passes. *Some restrictions apply. Non-members of the Y should bring their Whole Foods Market receipt to the Y by Sept. 30, to receive a free trial month of YMCA membership

By joining together, Whole Foods Market and West Essex YMCA are helping strengthen the community through advocating healthy living.

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Right now, via Facebook the Y is offering three tips per week that focus on healthy living; exercise and food choice recommendations for a stronger body; ideas for building stronger bonds with family members; and meaningful ways to engage and give back to our community.

In a press release about the Whole Foods fundraiser, the Y said, “From exercise to education, volleyball to volunteerism, fitness to financial assistance, the Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies—it strengthens people, families and our community. Give, join, volunteer and do so much more.”


TAP Into Livingston and TAP into West Orange thank the West Essex YMCA for their continuing support to help us deliver important news to the residents of Livingston and West Orange on a daily basis. Because of sponsors like the West Essex YMCA, TAP Into Livingston and TAP into West Orange are completely free to subscribers.

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