RIDGEWOOD YMCA 201.444.5600
Ridgewood YMCA 201.444.5600

Annual Appeal


see the Y in action

2020 has been a year of uncertainty, fear & change.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our Y has stood strong for our community in the face of it.  

We immediately pivoted to focus on helping those in need through:

  • Weekly food box distributions
  • Emergency blood drives
  • Education and child care programs
  • On-site virtual learning support providing a safe space for students to connect to their classrooms during virtual learning days
  • Community outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors 

And as a space for ALL to learn, grow and thrive, we are proud to provide a platform for peaceful progress and unity in the fight against racism and social injustice.  Through our bi-monthly YTALKS virtual town halls, we bring together voices to discuss how we can together affect positive change and achieve equality.


Be a part of the change. Together, we can transform 2020 into a year of growth, opportunity and strength. Give today so that we can continue this important work serving our community.


A leader for nearly 120 years, the Ridgewood YMCA, brings people together.  Located in the heart of Ridgewood, our Y serves 43 towns and a population of over 500,000 people.  Our mission is driven by our deep commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Interested in making a gift of stock or a planned gift, please contact Anne McDonnell amcdonnell@ridgewoodymca.org.

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