Why Give?

At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, we are proud to serve Clark, Fanwood and Scotch Plains. This year, our Y turns 75 years old. As we celebrate our past and look forward to our future, we’re focused on what matters most – our community and the individuals and families we serve. This includes never turning 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 the past two years 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 75 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 Child Care and School Age Child Care programs


7th Graders receiving a free Y membership and learning healthy habits for life


individuals learning vital water safety and swimming skills in our Swim Lessons program


pounds of food collected during our Kindsgiving initiative to help our neighbors in need


COVID-19 and flu vaccines administered during our first clinic with the Union County Mobile Vaccine Unit


in Financial Assistance given out last year to support individuals and families right here 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 through health and wellness programs and classes.


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 before and after care programs 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: