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May 15, 2017 | Community News

Three lucky participants will win a $500 grant to help their community build a Culture of Health.

Entering is simple.

Between April 24 and June 2, snap a photo of yourself, friends, family or colleagues enjoying and creating opportunities to live a healthier life in your community. Share the photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and include @njymca, #HealthyNJContest and the name of the New Jersey nonprofit organization that the prize would support.

Photos should fit one of the following categories:

  1. Making health a shared value, such as:
  • A group volunteering at a park clean-up
  • A block closed off to traffic to allow children and families to bike and play catch
  1. Creating healthier more equitable communities, like:
  • Shopping at a new local farmers’ market
  • Cutting the ribbon on an affordable housing project
  1. Cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being, like:
  • A local nonprofit offering a youth dental clinic
  • A school-based teen health program

Your photo could be featured on our website as part of an interactive map.


Planting trees to help keep NJ green! Would love to help Tree Foundation buy new supplies with grant money. #HealthyNJContest @njymca


Participants and grant recipients must live in/be located in New Jersey to be eligible for the prize.

A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. These abbreviated rules are subject to the complete Official Rules, which are available at Contest starts 4/24/17 at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends 6/2/17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of NJ, age 18 or older as of entry date. Void where prohibited by law. To enter upload a photo to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and a brief description of how you help build a Culture of Health in your community with @njymca (“Submission”). Tag the Submission with the hashtag #HealthyNJContest. Submission must include an indication of the 501 (c) nonprofit organization in NJ your efforts support. PRIZES: 3 Prize: $500 paid to the nonprofit organization featured in Submission. Total Retail Value of all Prizes: $1,500.00 Sponsor: New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, 407 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609.


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