Westfield Area Y Men's Club

Since 1947, the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street athletic field in Westfield.  All proceeds raised during the sale are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations.  The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth. The club is a NJ non-profit and recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization.

2020 Dates & Times:

Set-up Day:  Saturday, November 21, 8:00AM-1:00PM.
Tree Delivery:  Friday, November 27.  Freshly cut Fraser Firs, Balsams and Fralsams (Fraser/Balsam hybrid) from Vermont and New Hampshire will be delivered and unloaded.  This is no small feat, with approximately 925 trees, some up to 12′, delivered on two tractor-trailer loads.  All able-bodied volunteers are welcome to assist with the Friday off-load.

Tree Lot hours:
Opening Day: Saturday, November 28 at 9 AM
Monday to Friday – 5 to 9 PM
Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM to 6 PM
Last Day:  Wednesday, December 23rd or until the trees sell out.

Become A Member!

The club is always seeking new members that share our values and support our mission. Volunteering for the Y’s Men is a great way to give back to the community and get in the holiday spirit of giving!

To be a member we ask for your time supporting tree lot set-up, operations and sales during the holiday season (Thanksgiving – New Year’s).  Volunteering during the holiday season is very meaningful, especially knowing that your work supports local charities and organizations that directly help area residents.  Stop by the tree lot and talk to any member for more information.

Fundraising and Volunteerism

Selling Christmas trees has been the Club’s primary fundraising method.  Since its inception, the Y’s Men have raised over $3 million for community charitable donations.  Some of the many organizations that have benefited from the money raised include the Westfield United Fund, Caring Contact, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Imagine, Resolve Community Counseling, Scotch Plains and Westfield Rescue Squads, Westfield Crew, Master Gardeners Club, and the Westfield Area YMCA.

We are an inclusive club and welcome anyone who supports our mission and values.  The tree lot is a magnet for youth volunteers from area middle schools and high schools.  The kids support tree lot set-up and sales.  Not only is it great to give back to the community by volunteering, it’s a positive learning experience for the kids.  Any middle school or high school age kids who would like to volunteer can stop by the lot and pick up a permission slip.

Y Men’s Club Officers:
Bill West, (908) 591-4159 or billjwest@aol.com
Scott Gleason, scott@luxuryhomesnj.com
Geoff Hazard, haz1ace@yahoo.com

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club is to function as a service organization and raise money for charitable causes.  We strive to give back to the local community and support organizations, groups and individuals that share our values of respect, responsibility, volunteerism and youth development.

Phil Brown Memorial Fund

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Y Men’s Club member Phil Brown. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Phil served as a tireless member of the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club for over 25 years, and also served as president. His wife Karen indicated that Phil would have wanted any commemorative donations in his memory go to the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club. The Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation will go to the many local charities we’ve supported annually for over 70 years. Below is the link to our Square account that will go directly to the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club in memory of Phil. Thank you for your remembrance of Phil and support to our local charities.  Or, you can send a check to Westfield Area Y Men’s Club, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ  07090 and write Phil Brown Memorial Fund in the memo section.