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.
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.
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.
The 2018 YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program was sponsored by:
Anonymous; Plaza Equipment Company
Jane Link Ferguson; Tracy and David Harris; Robb and Susan Hough; Walter & Edith Loebenberg Family Foundation, Inc.; Radiant Oil Company of Tampa, Inc.; Risser Oil Corp.
William and Marion Ballard; Russ and Mary Brandes; Mimi Bridge; Catherine Buczkowski; Sherri Richey Burke; Bob and Barbara Byelick; Jean and Jack Corey; Margaret Macleod and Stanley Farmer; Ray and Cathy Faulkner; The Feinberg Family; James and Emily Gillespie; Tim and Maureen Godwin; John Kanne/Pavimento, Inc.; Manny Soucy/Q Services and Consultants, Inc.; Susan and Markus Mittermayr; Debbie Bridge Moore; John R. Rumery, Jr.; Sabal Trust Company; William and Kathleen Stover; Rose Sweigart; Bill and Carrie Tapp; David and Kelly Wilbanks; Jim & Heather Gills YMCA Happy Hinges Aquatics Class
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.