Togetherhood® is the YMCA’s signature program in the area of Social Responsibility. This program provides members and community with rewarding opportunities to give back and support our neighbors through volunteer projects that address real need to others.

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Togetherhood® events planned for 2020 have been refocused to support most urgent community needs including blood donations, food drives, baby pantries, emergency child care, wellness check-ins for seniors, COVID-19 testing, and more. We are grateful to our volunteers and sustaining members who have helped to give back at this most critical time of need for many.

Here’s how your support of the Y as a donor, member and volunteer has impacted the lives of individuals, children and families in our community. Thank you!

How Can the Y Help?

We’d like to know how we can help. Complete this brief survey to share your critical need related to food insecurity or transportation to food distribution centers. We are working with local community partners to support local efforts. If your immediate food needs are urgent, please visit Fulfill and Lunch Break for more food pantry times and locations.

Key Benefits of Togetherhood®

Good for Individuals:

Volunteering improves people’s well-being, helps them forge strong relationships, and gives them an outlet to explore their passions and discover their purpose.

Good for Community:

Togetherhood® leverages the Y’s powerful network and cause-driven mission to unlock people’s potential to improve lives and contribute to a stronger and more connected society.

Good for the Y:

Togetherhood® leverages the Y’s mission as a nonprofit organization. The Y helps us envision a strong community locally, nationally and globally.

Join Us In Strengthening The Community

How it Works

A Y staff advisor guides a committee of Y volunteers who plan and lead service projects. View our Togetherhood® 2020 Calendar for monthly projects.

How to Get Involved

We invite you to join us! If you are interested in serving on the committee or as a volunteer for one of the service projects, please email giving@ymcanj.org.

For more information on the national Togetherhood® initiative, please visit www.ymca.net/togetherhood.

Source: The footage of this interview is courtesy of Comcast Newsmakers, hosted by Jill Horner and produced by the Freedom Newsmakers Team.