YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood

Giving to the Y

Dear Friend of the Y,

You know the Y – we are northern Manhattan’s premier community center where:

  • your children make their first friend at our Nursery School
  • your children learn to swim at our day camp in Rockland County
  • your children explore gymnastics, music, dance and sports 
  • your children with special needs participate in our inclusive programs
  • your teens feel safe, have fun, and gain pathways to a brighter future
  • you meet new friends at our Center for Adults Living Well
  • you exercise at our Fitness Center
  • you enjoy a concert on a Sunday afternoon

The Y is also the place that makes a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community – we extend a helping hand to people of all ages with free programs and caring services:

  • Teaching children how to read in our Family Literacy Program
  • Supporting parents of children with special needs
  • Guiding teens to academic and career success
  • Creating a legacy through the “Sosúa” project on diversity and tolerance, premiering on channels WNET 13 and WLIW 21. Read more about Sosúa here
  • Placing more than 300 New York City youth in meaningful summer jobs
  • Serving 4,000 monthly hot nutritious meals to seniors six days per week
  • Buying clothing and bedding for an orphan child with special needs to attend an overnight summer camp, part of $10,000 distributed in conjunction with “The New York Times Neediest Cases
  • Providing $100,000 in scholarships to families with financial constraints

Please help us continue to transform lives by making a tax-deductible gift to the Y – you can make your check payable to the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood or visit the Donate link on our website. All of us close to the Y are most grateful for your friendship and your support.

With best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014,

Martin G. Englisher                                          Andrew Halpern
Executive Vice President                                 President – Board of Directors

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood

Giving to the Y

Dear Friend of the Y, You know the Y – we are northern Manhattan’s premier community center where: your children make their first friend at

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