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How many gifts can change a life?

Every day our community is faced with new challenges that create a greater need for the work that we do. But where others may see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers, staff and donors like you to make a difference.

Your contribution will help address many social issues that affect us all, including affordable childcare for working parents, membership for those seeking better health and programs for underserved youth. We count on the generosity of the community to meet our mission. Together we can build a better us!

Consider making a donation like this:

  • One session of swim lessons: $100
  • Sponsor a cancer survivor in LiveSTRONG® at the YMCA Program: $225
  • 10 weeks of summer camp: $2,000
  • One week of summer camp: $200
  • One month of preschool childcare: $940
  • Annual YMCA family membership: $792

Every gift counts! Each tax-deductible contribution goes directly to those who need it the most. 100% of your gift is applied in our community. On behalf of those families touched by your support, we would like to thank you!

How to give?

The Y of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy makes it easy for you to help. There are a variety of options for individuals and companies to make a difference, and your generosity is always appreciated and recognized.

Cash and pledges — Make an immediate donation to the Y or commit to a one- to five-year pledge.

Major gifts — Gifts which support the Y’s capital projects and endowment are significant, beginning at $1,000 and above.

Matching gifts — Your gift could be doubled or even tripled with a matching gift from your employer.

United Way — If your employer participates with the United Way, you can designate your donation for a Y branch.

Tribute and memorial gifts — Make a gift to our Annual Campaign in honor or memory of a friend or loved one.

Marketable securities — Contribute these appreciated assets directly to our Y. Contact the Development Office for information on how to transfer securities.

Beneficiary designation — Remember the Y in your will or in a life insurance policy, naming the Y as the beneficiary.

Charitable trust or gift annuity — Establish a form of charitable trust and/or annuity.

Property such as real estate, automobiles or boats — Gifts of property such as primary or vacation residences, commercial property, automobiles or boats can be made during your lifetime as an outright gift or can be conveyed by bequest.

The following events and campaigns are also close to our community and our hearts. By supporting these causes, you are also helping to support our Y: