At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, you’re part of something bigger. You’re part of a community of people who support one another through good times and uncertain times, and work together to weather the storm. During our closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our work and mission is more important than ever.

Our staff have been working to help our community stay healthy in spirit, mind and body with virtual health and wellness resources and continue to support our members and the community in other ways:

  • We have been checking in on our members and those who are most vulnerable to see how they are doing.
  • We donated personal protective equipment from our YMCA to help essential workers.
  • We are hosting food drives for Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Bank and Fanwood Presbyterian Church Food Bank.
  • We are working with the American Red Cross to host Blood Drives at our Y.

View all of our OPEN FOR GOOD initiatives here

Moving forward, we are looking for more opportunities to serve our community and help us all be stronger together.

Even with our doors closed, our Y has around $350,000 in monthly expenses, including insurance, maintenance and utilities, to name a few. When open, our Y employs close to 400 people and serves nearly 10,000 local individuals. We would hate to see what our community looks like without the Y and hope you feel the same. Now, non-profits such as ours need your support more than ever.

If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support the Y. Any amount, great or small, will help us now and into the future. Your donation to our “We Are Y Strong” campaign will go toward  supporting the Y’s services and operations through our closure, including our new Emergency Assistance Fund for FSPY team members who are most impacted by the Y’s closure and COVID-19.  You can make your donation at and select the campaign “WeAreYStrong.”


Thank you for being a part of the Y family and for your continued support! We can’t wait to welcome you back through our doors when we reopen.