Coordinated by the Y’s Counseling and Social Services branch, the holiday gift drive helps to ensure that many of the county’s neediest children and their families can experience the joy and surprise of the holiday season.
Y elves are busy now, collecting gifts to be distributed in time for the holidays. In 2016, the Y was able to distribute more than $95,000 in gifts to over 600 children served by the Y’s Counseling and Social Services branch.
Help Make a Child’s Holiday Bright
Community members may “adopt” a family or child and help provide gifts from their “wish lists.” Anyone who would like to participate in the Adopt-a-Family program will be able to choose a child or family.
Unwrapped toys and gift cards are welcomed and may be dropped off at the following Y locations until Dec. 11:
- Family Health & Wellness Center, 166 Maple Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701
- YMCA Counseling & Social Services, 613 Hope Road, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Amazon Wish List
Purchase a child’s gift from the Y’s Wish List on Amazon.com. To view the Wish List, simply go to bit.ly/CYMCAholiday17.
Local businesses are invited to display a “giving tree” and encourage their employees to participate by selecting an ornament with a child’s gift wish, and returning the gift by Dec. 11.
For more information on how you can donate or set up a “giving tree,” please call Emily Cooper at 732.544.4544, ext. 520.