On July 4, the Summit Area YMCA will be participating in pushing the plunger to begin the July 4th fireworks show! We are excited to join Mayor Nora Radest in Summit’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration, along with The Committed Pig, the Other Fellow First Foundation, Pizza Vita, the Summit Diner and The Grand Summit Hotel for being recognized in supporting and providing care to the displaces families following the December 31 fire at 125 Summit Avenue.
After receiving news of the fire, the Summit Area YMCA swiftly partnered with the American Red Cross to become a collection center for cash donations, gift cards, food, services, clothing, shoes, and outerwear for families and individuals affected by the fire. Over the course of 2 days, over $25,000 in gift cards and cash donations, as well as over 125 large bags of clothing and supplies were donated by the community.
Since its founding in 1886, we at the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) have dedicated ourselves to serving the community by living and breathing its three pillars; providing positive youth development, encouraging healthy living and promoting a sense of volunteerism and social responsibility. For more than 130 years, our charitable organization has been working side by side with neighbors, members, staff, volunteers and local partners to provide programming and services that allow every individual the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
We are excited and proud to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4th with the other organizations and community partners who so quickly demonstrated their support of our community in times of incredible need. We hope to see you at the celebration!
For more information about the Summit Fire Incident, click here.
To read a letter from the Summit Area YMCA's CEO & President regarding the fire, click here.
About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at www.theSAY.org/give.