Ridgewood YMCA Launches 2014 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ridgewood YMCA is launching its annual campaign today to ensure that all have access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Every day, the Ridgewood YMCA works to support the people and neighborhoods that need it most by addressing community issues, such as support for those chronic diseases, youth and teen support groups, senior fellowship, water safety, and membership, program and camp scholarships for those in need.

“Throughout our community, countless people know the Ridgewood YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think", said Rick Claydon, CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA. “The Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. As a charity, we’re dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.”

Funds raised through the Y’s Annual Campaign will support the Ridgewood YMCA Good Works Programs including Living Strong, Living Well, the Y's free 12-week strength and fitness program for cancer patients and survivors, Delay The Disease, a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease, and Rainbows, a peer support group for children who have experienced a painful family transition such as divorce, separation, death or abandonment.

Amy Phillips, Director of Development at the Y said, “Last year, charitable gifts from YMCA donors made it possible for us to continue to offer our Good Works Programs. This year, we’re hoping to raise the necessary funds to not just continue, but also to expand and grow these vital community programs that touch the lives of so many.”

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Amy Phillips at 201.444.5600 ext. 324 or visit www.ridgewoodymca.org/give.