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Summit Area YMCA Receives Grant to Assist Family Promise Membership Initiative


The Summit Area YMCA has received a generous gift of $2,500 from the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, which wll support The Y in providing free memberships to participants in the Family Promise program staying at the Central Presbyterian Church each month.

As a charitable organization, The Y counts on the generosity of our community to ensure that no child, family, or adult is turned away from our programs and services because of their inability to pay. Financial assistance allows the Summit Area YMCA to provide a summer camp experience, swim lessons, or involvement in one of our sports leagues to every child and family who seeks the opportunity. In September of 2014, the Summit Area YMCA began providing financial assistance for memberships to individuals participating in the Family Promise Program in Summit, NJ.

Family Promise is a national organization based in Summit whose mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. The SAY began partnering with Family Promise in 1986, its first year of existence, to offer a hot shower as well as place for families to gather. Locally, homeless families find housing at various locations, rotating weekly. While families find themselves at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, the SAY provides them with short-term memberships so they can utilize our facilities and programs. Since starting this partnership a year and a half ago, we have given out 65 memberships, though only approximately 30 are active at any given time. The participants in this partnership range in age from 1 to 58.

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Since its founding in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) has served as a full-service organization that offers engaging programs and activities to individuals of all ages and abilities. Our mission is to champion positive values in youth, strengthen families, and build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. For 130 years, the SAY has provided its community with a welcoming place to bring their families and friends to participate in programs that range from aquatics and aerobics to health and wellness to teen programming and child care. Through its three branches – located in Summit Y, Berkeley Heights Y, and The Learning Circle Y – the SAY works every day to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

To become a partner with the Summit Area YMCA and create impactful change in the community, please contact: Ceci Aristizabal at (908) 738-2175 or email

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