We Still Need Your Help


Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not change, and so in addition to our board game drive we are also asking that you continue to donate food. This food will be used to support The Family Backpack Program, which provides supplemental weekend meals to up to 140 hungry children every Friday during the school year. Lastly we ask you to donate reusable bags to support those who come to pick up food through the Family Backpack Program (many of who walk).


Please consider donating the following items:

Board Games

Reusable Bags

Food Items

 (details below)

Please bring games to the Summit YMCA, items can be left outside at the back door on the Cedar Street entrance


Personal items


Cleaning Supplies

  • Fever reducer
  • Reusable bags
  • Ziplock bags
  • Thermometers
  • Batteries
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Disposable Cups
  • Disposable Bowls




  • Fruit cups
  • Canned soups/Dry soups
  • Cereal
  • Shelf stable milk (evaporated milk, dry milk, etc.)
  • Oatmeal
  • Mac and cheese (easy mac, please)
  • Cereal Bars
  • Rice/noodle pouches
  • Tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Mayo
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Applesauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Jello mix
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Spray cleaners
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Hand Soap









Learn more about our ongoing food drive and fighting food insecurity here

Learn more about our ongoing game drive 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, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. 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.


Questions? Contact:


Patty Facchinei

Financial Assistance & Volunteer Coordinator

(908)273-3330 Ext. 1174