YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program

YMCA Neighbor-to-Neighbor Christmas program

About the Program

Now in its 29th year, this signature program provides nearly 400 underserved families and more than 800 children with the joys of a traditional Christmas. Families receive a live tree, ornaments, holiday dinner, books and toys - while also strengthening and supporting them with additional complimentary programs and services throughout the year:

  • Each child receives a free full season of youth sports aquatics or dance.
  • Parents receive free participation in healthy living and financial literacy workshops
  • Free guest passes to all YMCA family fun events

Please join hundreds of donors, volunteers and staff to 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.


This annual program features three events:

YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program

Bagging Day

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, Dec. 5, 2019
at Childs Park YMCA

YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program

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. 7, 2019
at Childs Park YMCA
and Bardmoor YMCA

YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
at YMCA at Lealman Exchange

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
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!

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We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2 - 12 at Toy Box locations throughout the community.

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Every dollar contributed directly benefits the children and families. You can donate in-person at one of our branches, or

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We are extremely grateful for your support. Every gift, regardless of the amount, is important and appreciated.




The 2019 YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program is sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor

Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

ASI Progressive Insurance
Mahaffey Apartment Company

Bronze Sponsors

Helinger DeYoung Eminent Domain Lawyers
Susan and Markus Mittermayr

Copper Sponsors

Anderson Lumber Company
J.CON Salon Spa
Tampa Metro Civitan Club
Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream
Sabal Trust

William C. Ballard, James and Emily Gillespie, Debbie Bridge Moore, Rose M. Sweigart, Bill and Carrie Tapp, Jonathan and Jennifer Vogtner

Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Contact Emily Conklin, Annual Giving Director,
at econklin@stpeteymca.org 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.