Giving to the Y

Help us continue to provide the very best for our community

Monday, December 23, 2013


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 Now link ( at 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