YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program
About the Program
This signature program provides 330 underserved families and more than 800 children with the joys of a traditional Christmas - including a live tree, ornaments, holiday dinner, books, bikes and toys.
Each year, hundreds of donors, volunteers and staff help provide the magic and nostalgia of the Christmas season to the children of our community. Every dollar contributed directly benefits the children and families.
Plus, joy all year long for the entire family:
- Season of basketball, soccer, flag football or aquatics for each child
- Healthy living and financial literacy workshops for parents
- Free guest passes to all YMCA family fun events
This annual program features three events:
Volunteers and staff convene to put together gift bags for each family. Bags usually contain tree-trimming items like ornaments, a stand and lights, and wrapping supplies like gift wrap and tape.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Tree Delivery Day
More than 100 volunteers join YMCA staff members to pick up live Christmas trees from Anderson Lumber and deliver them directly to the families' doorsteps. Along with the tree, families receive all the necessary tree-trimming items that were prepared during the Bagging Day event.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
Toy Box Evening
Participating families visit the Y to collect free toys, books, games, bikes, and a Publix gift card. Free childcare is offered for so that parents may select toys in private to ensure Christmas morning is full of surprises.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
at YMCA at Lealman Community Campus
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
at Childs Park YMCA
Help us deliver joy this Christmas
Help us prepare gift bags, deliver trees, organize toys, assist parents with shopping and more!
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2 - 12 at Toy Box locations throughout the community.
Every dollar contributed directly benefits the children and families. You can donate in-person at one of our branches, or
Donate Online Below
We are extremely grateful for your support. Every gift, regardless of the amount, is important and appreciated.
The 2018 YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program is sponsored by:
Walter & Edith Loebenberg Family Foundation, Inc., Jane Link Ferguson
Bob and Barbara Byelick, David and Kelly Wilbanks, Debbie Bridge Moore, James and Emily Gillespie, Mimi Bridge, Russ and Mary Brandes, Tim and Maureen Godwin, William and Kathleen Stover, William and Marion Ballard
Interested in sponsoring this event?
Contact Emily Conklin, Annual Giving Director,
at email@example.com or 727.895.9622 ext. 4017.
Please note that a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Please refer to registration #CH2079. A professional solicitor has not been retained and the organization receives 100% of your contribution.