I have been a proud member of the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club for a long time now. Perhaps you saw me at our Christmas Tree Lot last year (or any of the years before that). In fact, it’s almost time for our lot to start up again. (Just over two months to go!). The Y hosted a clothing drive back in May of this year. It went so well, that they decided to host another Westfield Area Y clothing drive in October.
The Y is Back in Business
The Y offers dozens of programs for children and adults that encourage them to work on their physical fitness. After months of shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns, they recently opened back up for business. They worked hard to put measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. In fact, their yoga, pilates, senior classes, group cardio, and other classes are now back on the schedule. They include social distancing guidelines for safety, too.
Westfield Area Y Clothing Drive
The Y bases their membership fees on income. This allows lower income members of the community the chance to utilize their services just as easily as those members with higher incomes. To do so, they rely on grants from the government as well as donations from private companies, organizations, and individuals. That’s where you can help.
Bring your gently used clothing items, accessories, and linens to the Westfield Area Y’s parking lot on Thursday, October 8th, Organizers will set up a tarp for drop-off to minimize person-to-person contact. They also accept stuffed animals and small plastic toys. They take all of these donations and sell them to raise money to help supplement their financial assistance program. If you’d like to donate in other ways, please visit the Westfield Y’s website to find out how.