Support the Y
FOR A BETTER US
2022 Annual Campaign
INSPIRE. EMPOWER. UPLIFT.
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Y’s work is needed now more than ever.
That’s why we ask our community to engage and collaborate with us in supporting our friends and neighbors in their time of need. Lifting up and supporting one another is critical right now, especially for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Contributions to the Annual Campaign support the growing need for vital Y programs and services in our communities.
Our mission-focused work continues as we pivot to meet pressing community needs during this health crisis:
- We mobilized quickly last year to provide remote learning support for students whose parents could not work from home, and then transitioned again this fall, now providing quality before and after school care at 9 locations in Princeton and Montgomery
- We operated the only full-day, flexible summer day camp in town for the last two summers, providing more than $85,000 in financial assistance for camp fees
- We continue to host a COVID 19 testing site that offers free testing for all
- We are partnering with local organizations to address food insecurity that many of local families and seniors are facing
No gift is too small to our Annual Campaign – your support means more than you know!
YOUR GIFT MAKES IT POSSIBLE…
MEET KANCHAN & TINTIN
Soon after moving to the US with her 2 year-old son, Kanchan went through a difficult divorce. At the time, she felt she needed two things: a sense of community and a place for Tintin to learn to swim. She is not a swimmer, and she wanted to ensure her son would be safe. Thanks to generous donations from the Y’s Annual Campaign, Tintin received financial assistance for swim lessons and other programs. Now, he excels at swimming.
“I didn’t want Tintin to have a fear of the water as I do. It was very important to me that he learn to swim. When we found the Y, it was everything we hoped for. Not only has Tintin learned to swim, he is now on the swim team! The Y has become part of our family. As a single mom, I am grateful for the Y’s support financially and emotionally. When we moved from India to NJ we didn’t know anyone, but through the Y we’ve made friends and we feel a part of the community. When the Y had to close during the pandemic, I offered our membership fees as a donation to support the organization that has given us so much. The Y has built Tintin’s confidence and self-esteem. I’m so proud of all that he’s accomplished, and we owe it all to the Y.”