Support the Intercollegiate YMCA while getting some work done around the house! Our fall clean program is our annual fundraiser to help support our Intercollegiate work throughout the year. Some of the programs that benefit from the funds raised is our free after school programs that we run in low income neighborhoods across Indianapolis as well as scholarships for our service trips that we lead each year for college students.
Our fall clean program will provide 3-4 students to come to your house to perform household chores/projects such as the ones listed below.
• Leaf cleanup / Yardwork
• Cleaning and Organizing
• Hanging holiday decorations
• Whatever you need!
A DONATION OF $175 WILL COVER 3 HOURS OF WORK PERFORMED BY INTERCOLLEGIATE YMCA VOLUNTEERS. The volunteer times are typically from 10:00-1:00 on the designated Saturday. Once you register, you will hear from the Intercollegiate YMCA with more information and next steps.
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
- Click on Registration & Payment on this page.
- Select Sign In or Create an Account.
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.
- Once logged in, type “toy drive” in the program search field.
- Select 19th ANNUAL YMCA HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE, then click Add To My Cart.
- Select Referring Source, and select how you heard about the toy drive program from the drop down menu.
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.
On the news: Fox 59 News
Check out a small clip from the 2017 YMCA Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood. Enjoy!
Have date? Need “me” time? Kid’s Night Out is an evening that includes crafts, games, dinner, G-Rated movie, physical activities and lots of fun!
Pre-Registration required online or at the Member Services desk by the 2nd Wednesday.
Offered every 2nd Saturday of each month.
5 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $26/child and $10 each additional child | Scholarship/financial assistance available. Please visit or call Member Services for more information.
Teen Nights at the YMCA provide a safe space for teens to socialize, get support and take part in fun ativities. while being supervised by trained Y staff and volunteers, teens have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activites throughout the Y.
Doors open until 6:30 p.m. No re-entry.
2nd Saturday of each month
6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $5 | Y Member: FREE