SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA has joined the #ShareKindness initiative, an effort championed by the YMCA of the USA and the NBC TODAY Show to inspire one million acts of kindness in one month from viewers across the country. As part of the initiative, The Y has committed to share 10,000 acts of kindness representing the 10,000 communities that The Y serves.

Individuals can spread acts of kindness this holiday season in a variety of ways, including by donating to gift drives for less fortunate families on the Holiday Angel Tree and local animal shelters. The Summit Area YMCA will host featured donation drives that create and donate knitted items and collect mittens for Family Promise on the Holiday Mitten Tree at the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

The Summit Area YMCA is also hosting the annual Curémonos Holiday Cheer Celebration for the fourth year in a row, an event that provides holiday gifts, activities and happiness to breast cancer patients in active treatment who are facing financial difficulties. The event also accepts donations of Target, Walmart, and ShopRite gift cards.

For all #ShareKindness events this holiday season, please visit