The Ocean County YMCA recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary of service to our community. While we were not be able to celebrate this milestone as we intended, we still have so much to be proud of and to celebrate with you.
Despite the devastating impact that this pandemic had on our programs, our members, and our staff, the YMCA has continued to step up time and time again to serve our community’s most compelling needs. As we prepare for 2021, we know that the road ahead will not be easy; but we remain hopeful that we will be able to welcome our members back to the YMCA in early 2021 as our children continue to go back to school gradually.
To ensure that we come back stronger and better in 2021, we need your help!
As you have read in the headlines, our Federal government has continued to stall on legislative action that would help YMCA’s during these unprecedented times.
Our goal is to raise $250,000 to ensure that the YMCA can remain operational and begin making preparations to open back up to our members in early 2021. Our phenomenal Board of Directors has already donated and raised close to $100,000 toward this goal. They are committed to meeting our $250,000 goal, but they know that we cannot do it with you, our members!
To help us Kick Start this effort, I am pleased to announce a $50,000 in Celebration of 50 Years Matching Challenge Grant from the Grunin Foundation! They will match every new donation to the YMCA “dollar for dollar” through the end of the year up to $50,000.
We know that our members are not the type of folks who like to sit around and wait for things to happen. We know that you want to get back to the YMCA: to see your friends; get back to the gym or pool; and to reconnect with your favorite instructors and staff.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the YMCA. We hope that you will help us ensure that we can open back up stronger and better!