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The Westfield Area Y Spreads Holiday Cheer and Helps Those in Need this Holiday Season

Christine Alger

Thursday, December 5, 2013 • 7:47pm

The Westfield Area Y located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield is hosting its Annual Angel Tree.  Caring members of the Y are selecting an angel daily now until December 23rd to spread holiday cheer and help a community member in need this season. 

The “Angel Tree” provides local children in need with gifts and necessities at holiday time.  “Our member’s annual acts of kindness are truly making a difference and touching the lives of local children within our community,” states Janice A. Carthens, Westfield Area Y Senior Director Member Services & Quality Assurance.  Each angel on the Tree represents a Christmas wish from a youth or family.  In the past, over 175 wrapped gifts were collected and dropped off as well as financial donations were made to the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign to help children attend camp this summer. All wrapped gifts are delivered to the Plainfield Area YMCA and to families in various Y Child Care programs.

To learn more about the Westfield Area Y’s “Angel Tree,” please contact Janice A. Carthens at (908) 233-2700 x227 or email jcarthens@westfieldynj.org

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. 

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