Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference. Whether due to unemployment, poor health, financial hardship or special circumstance, people struggle to provide for their families. Thanks to the Strong Kids Campaign, the Westfield Area Y provides approximately $300,000 each year in direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need. No one who lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside and is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship is turned away for inability to pay. Approximately 85% of scholarship awards enable children to attend the Y's early learning, school age complement and summer day camp programs, while approximately 15% support membership and program participation.
Your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of our community. Please note that membership and program fees do not cover the cost of such vital Y programs as child care, camp, youth and family, teen and senior programs.
We need your help to ensure that no one is denied a chance to participate because of an inability to pay. Only by working together can we give more kids the opportunity to grow strong in spirit, mind and body.
Ways to Participate
Attend a Strong Kids event or give using the contribution form below. If you would like to support the Strong Kids Campaign even further, you can create your own fundraising page to spread the word! You can also consult our Strong Kids brochure for pledge forms and more information. All contributions are tax deductible.
If you, or someone you know is in need of financial assistance, see our Financial Assistance brochure.
Thank you for helping support a healthy community by contributing to the Westfield Area Y Strong Kids Campaign.