YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program
About the Program
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:
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 2019 YMCA Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program was sponsored by:
Dr. and Mrs. Jean S. Delbrune;
Plaza Equipment Company and the Lazzara Family
Robb and Susan Hough; Susan and Markus Mittermayr; Radiant Oil Company of Tampa, Inc. and Joseph Capitano, Sr.; Walter & Edith Loebenberg Family Foundation, Inc.; Anonymous
William C. Ballard; Lynn A. Boyle, CPA; Jean and Jack Corey; Richard Early; Patricia Frank; James and Emily Gillespie; Philip Haynes and Michelle Thyfault-Haynes; Dr. and Mrs. Sean P. Heron; Stephen B. King; Debbie Bridge Moore; Charles and Karen Pittinger; John R. Rumery, Jr.; Rose M. Sweigart; Bill and Carrie Tapp; Jonathan and Jennifer Vogtner; Steven and Cheryl Zimmer
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.