The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is pleased to announce that they will kick-off their annual Strong Kids Campaign on January 31st.  The event will be held at the Hanover Manor, located at 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover from 6:00-7:30pm.
 
All donations made to the Y's Strong Kids Campaign, which are tax deductible, will go directly to providing financial assistance and program support for deserving families and children throughout the state of New Jersey.
 
The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility and is accessible to all people.  Financial assistance is available to individuals and families who cannot afford the full cost of our programs and services.
For more information about the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges or their Strong Kids Campaign Kick-off event please call 973-758-9622 or visit www.metroymcas.org.
 
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the country, 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.
 
The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest Y in the state of New Jersey, serving over 164,000 members and program participants annually.  Its mission is to enrich the lives of the children, families and communities it serves, through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values. Its five branch facilities, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston and Stillwater, provide a wide variety of services and activities:
• Quality all-day and after-school childcare, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment programs e.g. swimming and other sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps.
• Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.
• Programs for adults and seniors.