Community Initiatives & Events

Learn about community initiatives, YMCA special events and more on this page!

Welcoming Week is almost here! This year it will run September 9-18, be sure to follow us on social media for updates and engagement posts - you could win a prize!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2022 Healthy Kids Day! See you next year!

Save-the-date! Our annual Spooktacular is tentatively set for Friday, October 21st - check back for more details!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our annual back to school event – we had a great turnout! Special thank you to our partners the Vineland Health Department and shout-out to Nipro, Vineland City Hall, and our Y members for their donations of school supplies. Thank you to the Cumberland County Prosecutors Office, the Vineland Fire Department and the Vineland Police Department for coming out to participate in our event this year. See you all next year!

 

2022 Welcoming Week will run September 9-18. Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to see daily posts about Welcoming Week!

 

Click here to download the Activity Card

Click here to download the "I'm A Welcomer" Sign

2021 Swim with Santa was a huge success! See you next year. 

Our Y hosts 1-2 bingo events throughout the year to support our Annual Giving Campaign. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Spring-O Bingo - another HUGE success!

Jingle Bingo will be coming...December 2022!

 

 

Look for donation requests coming soon to help support our Bless It Forward Holiday Drive. In honor of our 95 years in the community, our goal is to assist 95 families this year with food, gifts, clothing and household items. 

Live Healthy Vineland: 

Our Y is a partner with the Vineland Health Department working to create a better place for residents to live, work and play.

LIVE HEALTHY VINELAND (LHV) is a partnership of several public and private organizations that aim to make Vineland a healthier place to live, work and play. The initiative is an extension of the New Jersey Partnership of Healthy Kids (NJPHK-V), which was founded in 2009 with co-directorship by the Cumberland County YMCA and the Vineland Health Department through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. LHV aims to expand the reach and accomplishments of NJPHK-V through a variety of community, school, and work based initiatives.

Live Healthy Vineland's primary focus at this time is the "Community Hub" initiative, taking place in four locations around Vineland:

  • Downtown Deli
  • Vasquez and Diaz
  • Rock of Salvation Church
  • La Unica

These locations host local organizations and businesses offering resources and services to residents who may otherwise not be able to access them. 

Previous successes have included:

  • The Healthy Corner Store initiative; this initiative laid the groundwork for our current "Community Hubs"
  • Safe Routes to Schools; completed four travel plans in conjunction with the City of Vineland and Vineland Public Schools to ensure students had a safe route to get to school when walking
  • Worksite Wellness; 20 companies participated 2015-2018 reaching over 21,000 employees to make their health and well-being a main priority in their daily routine
  • Park Hop series; ran from 2015-2017 with local parks hosting a variety of health and wellness events, such as Yoga in the park, for area residents
  • Healthy Restaurant week; 25 local restaurants participated in highlighting healthy options on their menu, to help make healthier meal decisions
  • Farm to Pantry; worked with 13 pantries and seven local farmers to provide food assistance to over 2,000 families in 2019

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Thank you to everyone who joined us this spring/summer in our "Strengthen Your Spirit" program. We plan on bringing more classes to you coming soon!

    

Upcoming Events

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Oct 4, 2022
National Child Health Day

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Oct 5, 2022
Let's Play! Outdoor Fun Zone - Street Hockey

Join us October 5th for Street Hockey! 6:00pm-7:00pm - FREE for Facility Members. Weather ...

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Oct 8, 2022
Let's Play! Outdoor Fun Zone - Family Open Play

Join us on October 8th for Family Open Play! 10:00 am - 11:30 am - FREE for Facility Members. ...

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Oct 12, 2022
Let's Play! Outdoor Fun Zone - Mario Kart night

Join us October 12th for Mario Karts! 6:00pm-7:00pm - FREE for Facility Members. Weather permitting....

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