Community Initiatives & Events

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

 

 

 

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

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

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Spooktacular event! It was a HUGE success and we can't wait to see everyone next year!

Thank you to all who attended our 3rd Annual Back to School Bash this year!

We are happy to announce that we were able to hand out over 475 filled book bags at no cost to the community! Thank you to all our sponsors, supply drive donation sites, and volunteers! See you next year!

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!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to make our 2021 Bless It Forward Campaign a success! 

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STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRIT Summer Youth Series

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STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRIT Bible Study and Fellowship

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