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The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood : Citizens for Swimming needs your help!

Citizens for Swimming needs your help!

Since 1968, Citizens for Swimming has hosted summer day campers from Paterson for 9 days of swim lessons and fun in the water.

2017 will be our 50th year at the pool!

Ridgewood NJ, The children we host have little access to swimming.  C4S provides them with a few weeks respite from the summer heat, and swimming lessons that build water safety skills. Swimming is not just fun in the sun, it is a practical skill that many of these kids have limited access to. African American children ages 5-19 drown at rates more than 5 times higher than their white counterparts. YMCA swim instructors provide Citizens for Swimming kids with skills and experiences that will serve them for a lifetime.

We spend $110 per child for our 9-day swim program.  This includes bus transportation to and from Paterson (by far our biggest expense), discounted Graydon Pool admission, and supplies like bathing suits and beach towels. Some of our kids arrive the first day wearing shorts instead of a bathing suit and carrying one of their mom’s good bath towels.  We provide a bathing suit and a beach towel to every child who needs one

Here’s how you can help:
Make a monetary donation:

Donate supplies! Check out our Amazon Wish List.

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Thank you for your support!

One thought on “The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood : Citizens for Swimming needs your help!

  1. This has always been a great program and my kids thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Paterson children. Please donate. Every little bit helps.

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