Community Initiatives & Events

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

Our 4th Annual Bless It Forward Holiday initiative is here! We are currently accepting donations of non-perishable food items, as well as, new coats. We are also accepting monetary donations of any amount (can be done at the Member Service Desk or by calling over the phone). Look for more information on donating clothes, toys, and household items coming soon. 

Now accepting applications!

If you, or someone you know, is in need this holiday season, please complete the request form by clicking the link below. Should you need a paper copy (English or Spanish), please contact the Member Service Desk. Questions can be sent to the email. We will make every attempt to assist all requests, but they are taken on a first come, first served basis, as well as priority circumstances.

Click HERE to go to application 

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

BIG thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spooktacular event this year! It was a huge success and we can't wait to see everyone next year!


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!

Our next bingo date will be announced soon! We anticipate an early 2023 event, we can't wait to see everyone!



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 during the holiday season. 

We are currently collecting new coats, as well as, food donations (non-persihable) during the month of November. A bin is located in our Main Lobby to drop off donations. We thank you in advance! 

We are now accepting requests for participation in the 2022 Bless It Forward Holiday Drive! To be considered, please click the link below and complete the form. If you need a paper copy, please contact the Member Service Desk at 856-691-0030 (ext. 101 or 102). Please note, we will attempt to assist all applications, but we do have a limited number that we can accept. Requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis, as well as, the greatest need for assistance. 


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!


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