Why Give?

At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, we are proud to serve Clark, Fanwood and Scotch Plains. Our goal is to be here forever, to serve our community through programs that enhance the quality of life for all who live  here – from children to seniors, and everyone in between – and to never turn anyone away due to financial circumstances.

Learn more about our Y on our Fact Sheet.

Please click on the video icon below to see just some of the ways we’re helping our members and community. 

The events that have unfolded over this past year have impacted our world, our community, our families, and our Y in ways we’ve never imagined. We anticipate the need for financial assistance will be even greater moving forward – at a time when our Y faces significant economic losses and setbacks due to the ongoing health emergency.

A donation to our We Are Y Strong campaign – however large or small – will directly benefit our community. Those your gift will help includes parents looking for a safe place for their children while they work, seniors who are feeling isolated, and individuals with chronic ailments looking to improve their health and well-being.

Here is a look at how we are helping our community thrive:


children served in our virtual learning and Child Care programs


phone calls and socially-distanced visits made to check on our members


average weight loss by virtual YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program participants


pounds of food on average collected each month for local food pantries


individuals helped through our Financial Assistance program last year


in Financial Assistance given out last year to support those in our community

When you give to the Y, every dollar donated remains local and helps us reach more people through life-changing programs and services.


Your gift will help seniors connect and stay active in a socially-distanced setting.


Your gift will provide a deserving child an opportunity to become water-safe with swim lessons.


Your gift supports Child Care Services, allowing infants through pre-Kindergarteners to flourish in a nurturing environment.


Your gift gives parents a safe place for their children to participate in virtual learning while they work.


Your gift will provide a child with summer day camp to build lifelong memories.


Your gift allows a family to enrich the quality of their lives thanks to a year-long Y membership.

For more information about giving to the YMCA, please contact Anne Vardy at 908-889-1999 or avardy@fspymca.org.


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The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has received the following charity ratings: