The need is great in Indianapolis
Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season, but he needs your help! 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. 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.
Families must pre-register
Families who need holiday assistance must pre-register online by Nov. 29 or onsite from 8 – 10 a.m. on Nov. 3 at the Avondale Meadows YMCA. View registration instructions or call (317) 549-9622 for more information. Toys will be distributed to families from 8 a.m. – noon on Dec. 15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.
Y needs more Secret Santas like Bill
William Demaree, group director of fixed operations, and the Tom Wood Automotive Group team collected more than $42,000 worth of toys and donations last year. Many of these donations were bikes—hundreds of them—pre-assembled in a make-shift toy shop at its north side dealership.
“Every child should be able to experience the joy of receiving a new toy this holiday season,” says Bill. “But not everyone can afford to buy gifts for their children. We know Greater Indianapolis residents have generous hearts, and we’re asking for their help.”
Read how Bill got involved and how he saved Christmas for the kids.
The 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 since it began 17 years ago.
DONATE A TOY TODAY!
Be the First Person to do these activities at the NEW ORTHOINDY FOUNDATION YMCA!
Don’t wait, BID NOW! Bids are open until midnight on Nov. 18.
Top bidders can be the first to do these activities on Nov. 30 and receive an OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA gift bag and recognition at the site of your experience. Proceeds go to the Y’s Annual Campaign to make Y membership and programs accessible to all.
Three times available on Nov. 30
First experiences will need to be completed Nov. 30 (except classes). The highest bidders will be contacted to select a preferred time.
- 6 to 8 a.m.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 5 to 7 p.m.
Join us for the 8th Annual Fishers YMCA Wishbone 5K on Thursday, November 22 at 8 a.m.! Open to the entire community. All levels of runner/walker welcome. Chip timed. Kids Fun Run and Senior Stroll. Strollers and pets welcome. Registration includes event shirt and medal. Begins and ends at the Fishers Y. All proceeds benefits kids and families who would otherwise be unable to participate in YMCA camps, programs, and membership! Register now!
Join the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA for our 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on November 22, 2018, part of the Inspire Indy 5K series. The Gobble Gallop 5K is the largest annual fundraising event in support of our YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which ensures that everyone can experience the benefits of Y membership, including health, fitness and education. In 2017 we were able give $266,301 in financial assistance to our Westside Community through our Annual Campaign. Enjoy comfy tees, epic finisher medals, and of course our famous PIES for Overall & Age Group Winners. Register now!
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