Santa’s sleigh is making a stop at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center for the 17th annual YMCA Toy Drive Event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group! More than 1,000 families and 3,000 children in need of holiday assistance have pre-registered (to get on Santa’s list!).
Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb and Joe Hogsett, Mayor of Indianapolis, are among other special guests who will help distribute toys.
For weeks, Central Indiana residents have graciously donated new toys at 12 area YMCAs. This holiday gift-giving program has brought joy and relief to over 40,000 families who may otherwise not be able to provide gifts to their children.
Y’s “Secret” Santa
William Demaree and the Tom Wood Automotive Group team have collected more than $42,000 worth of toys and donations. Many of these donations are bikes—hundreds of them— that will be picked up by families in the make-shift toy shop on Saturday.
Read more about William helped save Christmas a few years ago.
Bring Your ID
While anyone can donate toys, the event is only open to those who have registered. Please remember that the person who registers must be present and show photo ID to pick up toys. with questions.
Want to help?
Thousands of toys and more than 140 volunteers are needed! Drop of a toy donation at any YMCA in Greater Indianapolis until Dec. 13 or contact Chris Tolliver to volunteer or make a financial contribution to purchase toys for the children.
Special “Thank You” to our sponsors:
Bring your “inner child” as we go GLAMPING for the evening at The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis’ 5th annual Revolution Ball presented by the Harding Group.
Black ties are optional…sneakers are required for this glitzed up version of the unforgettable camp experiences you had as a kid. Don’t worry, you’ll hardly be roughing it. Join business and community leaders for sweet and savory food stations, cocktails, an auction, live music by Toy Factory and prizes for the most creative, decked-out tennis shoes!
- 6:15 p.m. – VIP Early Access
- 7 p.m. – Welcome to Revolution Ball
- 9 p.m. – R&B Funk Band, Toy Factory
- 11 p.m. – Event concludes
- Guests must be 21 to attend.
- GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
On-street and garage parking is available nearby. Valet parking is also available for a small fee. Complimentary valet parking is included with VIP tickets.
START A REVOLUTION. CHANGE MORE THAN 2,000 CHILDREN’S LIVES.
Funds raised help the YMCA offer first-rate overnight and day camp experiences to children across Central Indiana regardless of their ability to pay, because camp is an experience that every child deserves—regardless of their financial situation. Learn more about YMCA Youth Development and help more kids have unforgettable YMCA camping memories!
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Leslie Thorne at 317.713.8507 to learn more.
1 Day: Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Annual Association-wide Cycle-a-thon!
5 Energetic Sessions
(8-9:00am, 9:15am-10:15am, 10:30am-11:30a, 11:45am-12:45pm; 1:00-2:00pm)
under the direction of our enthusiastic YMCA staff
Join us at your local YMCA Center!
$25 per person, per session, gets you a bike to ride for the event & a custom T-shirt
Participants are asked to raise an additional $125 to help support local YMCA programs for those who could not otherwise afford them. The Y will assist you with tools & tips for securing donations, including online giving.
Earn extra incentives at the $150, $500 and $1000 levels!
Be a Part of the Movement. Help Us Impact Our Community. Let’s Ride!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN