YMCA delays fees for workers affected by shutdown


Make text smaller Make text larger





HARDYSTON – As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the Sussex County YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month membership and waiving joiner fees, and those who already are YMCA members will have their next month’s membership fee waived.

In addition, federal workers who rely on YMCA for childcare, at its early child learning centers or before, and after-school programs, can defer payments until Feb. 28 or when the shutdown ends.

“At the YMCA, we work to strengthen the foundations of our communities. When we see an area in our community where help is needed, we do all we can,” Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges President and CEO Richard K. Gorab said. “We hope that those impacted by the government shutdown will take advantage of the mental, physical and emotional support we are here to give everyone in our community.”

Federal employees need only show their government-issued ID at the member services desk of their local Metro YMCA branch to take advantage of the offer, Gorab noted. The Metro YMCA branches are: the East Orange YMCA in East Orange; Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in Stillwater; the South Mountain YMCA in Maplewood; the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston; the Wayne YMCA in Wayne; the West Essex YMCA in Livingston; and the YMCA of Greater Bergen County in Hackensack.

The Metro YMCA and its branches are committed to helping those in need, and have always provided financial assistance to ensure everyone can access the YMCA’s facilities and program offerings. In 2018 alone, the Metro YMCA provided more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to provide adults and families access to childcare, summer camp, programs and memberships.

“We are grateful to the many individuals who donate to the YMCA every year to make this possible,” said Gorab. The Metro YMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

ABOUT THE Y

Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.

The information contained in this electronic mail message may contain confidential information intended for official Metropolitan YMCA of Oranges business. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Stella F. Bozik
Stella F. Bozik of Venice, FL, formerly of Vernon, N.J., passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2019 with her family at her side at the age of 94. Stella was born in Brooklyn N.Y., to...
Read more »
Image

Franklin native appointed new clinical director at hospice
Chelsea Choma has been appointed as Clinical Director at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
In this...

Read more »
Image

VALENTINE'S DAY ROUNDUP
It's Valentine's Day already. Still need to buy a gift? Wondering to how find something that's perfect, or different? Here's a list of local and regional ideas for a...
Read more »
Image

Andover Twp starts CERT, needs volunteers
By Laurie Gordon
ANDOVER - On Feb. 8, 2019, the Andover Township Police Department announced the debut of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Police issued a...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
VALENTINE'S DAY ROUNDUP
  • Feb 14, 2019
Local News
Stone Soup and Other Stories
  • Feb 13, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ