SO MUCH MORE
RAHWAY RENOVATION CAMPAIGN
It takes vision and imagination to meet our community's needs, and sometimes that vision includes facility expansion and renovation. When completed, the $3.2 million, 16,256 square foot renovation of the Rahway Branch will provide countless opportunities for The Gateway Family YMCA to further the Y’s mission and address the unique needs of our community. Included in the renovation is the opportunity to return the 3 floors of the Rahway Branch that sustained significant fire damage to the community, while adding a new elevator and handicap accessibility. In addition to an extensively renovated YMCA facility, the Rahway Branch will offer Artist’s Lofts, expanding the Arts presence in the Rahway community. Won’t you join our efforts to spread the message throughout our community that We’re More than a Gym. We’re a Cause? To support The Gateway Family YMCA’s Rahway Renovation Campaign, contact Gerry Gessie directly at 732-388-0057 x3223. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE RAHWAY RENOVATION, or here for Rahway Renovation Naming Opportunities.
THE Y. SO MUCH MORE
Throughout the communities of Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, countless people know The Gateway Family YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn't just strengthen our bodies. It strengthens our community. The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community because we are the community. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That is why, at the Y strengthening community is our cause. Since 1900, we’ve been proud to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive. Yet we’re called to do so much more. Our communities face new challenges that create a greater need than ever for the work we do every day. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference. But we need your philanthropic support to make it happen. Together, we can achieve so much more.
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PLEDGE FOR TOMORROW!
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GIVE TODAY! or PLEDGE FOR TOMORROW
We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for community but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible. When you give to The Gateway Family YMCA, your generosity reaches children, families and seniors throughout our area. Your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community.
Every gift counts because every dollar raised goes directly towards meeting the needs of our community.
The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers who are dedicated to providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faiths or incomes.
Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can achieve so much more.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Together, we will take on many of the greatest challenges facing our young people, our health and our communities by:
- Expanding programs of impact to reach more people who need them, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities
- Helping young people develop self-esteem, character values and leadership qualities through innovative and nurturing youth programs and child care, and offering strong environmental connections through YMCA camp programs
- Creating communities that support healthy living by addressing childhood obesity and chronic disease among children and adults and supporting their physical, intellectual and spiritual strength
- Providing a commitment to change and strength in the lives of those who are struggling, through our supportive housing programs, residential opportunities, and social services
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
At the Y, strengthening the foundations of community is our cause. The Y provides financial assistance to those that want or needs our programs but are unable to afford our fees. Nothing is more important than ensuring that all of our children, from preschools to teens, have a safe and healthy place to be after school, during school holidays and in the summer. We also want families to have a place to be together and play. You can help make this possible by contributing to our Annual Support Campaign. All of the donations fund the financial assistance program. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.
DONATE BY MAIL
To make a tax deductible, charitable gift to the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign by mail, please download and mail the form to:
The Gateway Family YMCA
144 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Contact the Association Office at 908-249-4800 with any questions.
GIVE, JOIN, VOLUNTEER
At The Gateway Family YMCA, we rely on donations to help provide services in communities in need. Donations come in all sizes, and are always welcome. Donate your time as a volunteer in one of our branches or programs in NJ. The Gateway Family YMCA. has branches and programs in Elizabeth, NJ, Union, NJ, Rahway, NJ and serves the surrounding communities.We welcome donations and hope you consider us part of your charitable contributions.
OUR CAUSE: A STRONGER COMMUNITY
We believe our community can be so much more. Every day, we take on the challenges that will shape our community’s future—challenges like the academic achievement gap, childhood obesity, the diabetes epidemic, struggling families and the shortage of affordable housing. Because we believe everyone has the power to make their lives and community better, we open our doors to all – regardless of ability to pay. Together with our members, volunteers, friends and partners, we make our community stronger by focusing on three priorities: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adults who care about them and believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development. Our Y offers child care, preschool, before and after school care, summer camp, and a wide range of youth development programs and initiatives, including providing free memberships for all local 7th grade students. These are just a few of the many ways we help young people form healthy habits, develop their skills and build strong relationships.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives.
“I joined the Y in March 2012 since then I lost 50lbs and I have learned a lot about health and the importance of exercising regularly. The personal trainers do fitness testing to keep me focused on my goals.’ – Elizabeth Branch Member
“This program has made a huge difference in my life. My blood pressure and cholesterol are back down where they are supposed to be. I have more energy.” - Marilyn, Diabetes Prevention Program Participant
By helping young people, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community every day.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
With our doors open to all, we work every day to bridge the gaps that divide people and neighborhoods and to bring our cause to the people and neighborhoods that need us most. With our members, volunteers, staff and partners, we take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in everyone we touch. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.