The Summit Area YMCA will be hosting a collection drive, in partnership with GRACE, in the month of May to provide sustainable cleaning products for families in need. Within the last few years, simple household products, such as cleaning items, have been rising in price, making it hard for families to afford them. Every family and child deserve to have a clean and sanitized home, especially coming out of a global pandemic.
Donations will be collected and given to GRACE, whom will distribute these donated items to families in the NJ area. GRACE (Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials) meets community needs with community resources to enable the good health and success of our vulnerable and underserved neighbors.
Donation drop-off bins are located at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA.
• Disinfectant spray
• Disinfectant wipes
• Hand sanitizer
• Cleaning supplies
All items must be new. Used products or open products will not be accepted.
Berkeley Heights YMCA
59 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901
Donation bin located at the back entrance of the Summit YMCA (Cedar Street)
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mission Advancement and Development Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.