Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys for the 19th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group.
“Even the smallest gift can mean the world to a child in need.” Eric Ellsworth, Former YMCA President and CEO
With help from the community, the YMCA hopes to provide 2-3 toys to more than 3,000 children up to age 15 from low-income families and area shelters.
Where and how do I register my family?
This year, the Avondale Meadows YMCA is pre-registering underserved families to receive Christmas toys for youth ages 0 -15 online or in-person.
PRE-REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS – ONLINE
If you previously provided your email address to the YMCA to register for program, login. If you are not sure of your password, select “Forgot Your Password?” to update your account.
If you have never provided your email address, select Create New Account. Once your account is set up you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email, then login with your password.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis website
YMCA Toy Drive Commercial
United Way 211
Carriage House East
Indianapolis Housing Agency
Homeless Outreach Indiana
Lawrence Township Trustees Office
Pathway Resource Center
Warren Township Trustees Office
Word of Mouth
5. Print confirmation page for your records.
Can’t find it? Follow this link: Toy Drive
PRE-REGISTRATON INSTRUCTIONS – IN-PERSON
If you need help or have questions, there will be an onsite registration at the Avondale Meadows YMCA, 3908 Meadows Dr. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Please bring photo ID, birth certificates for each child, and proof of residence. Must have a valid email address to pre-register in-person or online.
Must have a valid email address to pre-register in-person or online.
The deadline to pre-register is November 18 or until full.
Families who need holiday assistance must pre-register at indymca.org by Nov. 18 or onsite from 8 – 10 a.m. on Nov. 3 at the Avondale Meadows YMCA. Call (317) 549-9622 for more information.
When and where do I pick up the toys?
Toys will be distributed to families from 8 a.m. – noon on Dec. 14 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.
For more information, please call the Avondale Meadows YMCA at 317-549-9622.
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Check out a small clip from the 2017 YMCA Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood. Enjoy!
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