Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others With Volunteerism

Summit, NJ, January 2019 - For over 21 years, Martin Luther King, Jr. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others (Monday, January 21, 2019) has encouraged individuals to volunteer their time to improve their communities.

Giving back and strengthening the places where we live, work and play can help to heal our differences through a common cause. As part of the Summit Area YMCA mission of social responsibility, we believe in reaching out to our communities and their members. As a cause-driven, volunteer-led organization, our volunteers are advocates for a better tomorrow. We view them as shining examples of social responsibility and rely on them to pitch in and help those less fortunate.

This Martin Luther King, Jr. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others and throughout 2019 you can make a difference by participating in one of our events below or by signing up to become a volunteer today.



JANUARY 19, 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join Togetherhood™ in providing Summit Senior Housing residents with a relaxing afternoon of pampering, hand massages and light manicures. Togetherhood™ is a Summit YMCA program in which volunteers of the Y come together to identify needs in the community and work on service projects to help and support their neighbors in the community.

WHEN: Saturdays Jan 19, Feb 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

WHERE: Summit Senior Housing (Art Room), 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ

TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

COST: No Cost.  All are welcome.





For more information, contact:
Patty Facchinei
(P) 908-273-1174
(E) Patty.Facchinei@thesay.org

Learn more about Togetherhood™, a Summit YMCA member-led volunteer initiative.


Blankets for Cozies 4 Chemo

Jan 21, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Come to the Berkeley Heights YMCA to give back to others on our Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers can help prepare fleece blankets for children to assemble. Everyone is welcome to attend. All Blankets will be donated to Cozies 4 Chemo.


For more information, contact:
Tiffany Escott
(P) 908-464-8373 ext. 2021
(E) tiffany.escott@thesay.org


Coat and Clothing Drive Collection Dates

Jan 7 – Jan 21

The Summit YMCA invites all to donate clothing such as coats, sweater, shirts, pants, sneakers and more to people in need. All donations can be dropped off at the Summit YMCA lobby.

For more information, contact:
Chris Miree
(P) 908-273-3330 ext. 1140
(E) chris.miree@thesay.org

There are also many other ways you can make a difference in 2019 from teaching, event planning, fund raising and more. To learn about volunteer opportunities at the Summit Area YMCA simply click on VOLUNTEERING AT THE YMCA 

For more information on Volunteering, contact:

Patty Facchinei
(P) 908-273-3330 ext. 1174
(E) patty.facchinei@thesay.org


Melissa Kardos
(E) melissa.kardos@thesay.org

(P) 908-464-8373 ext. 2230

We’re so grateful for each and every one of our Y volunteers and hope you’ll join their ranks.

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.