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18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive @ 12 area YMCAs
Oct 22 – Dec 13 all-day

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. 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.


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Parents Day Out @ Jordan YMCA
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parents Day Out @ Jordan YMCA  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States


Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Let us play and learn with your child while you have a day to yourself! Your child will have a day of fun, crafts, and games with our dedicated staff. Please bring a sack lunch and refrain from bringing electronics. *Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before.

FEES; Members – $28 first child/ $14 each additional child Non-Members- $36 first child/ $18 each additional child

For more information, please contact Lauren Ausdenmoore at


Breakfast With Santa @ Jordan YMCA
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Breakfast With Santa @ Jordan YMCA  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Santa and his elves are coming to visit and will bring breakfast to celebrate one of the greatest holidays. Indoor fun will ring in the Christmas spirit, including crafts, games, carols, and of course pictures with Santa!

Call us at 317.253.32036 or stop by the Member Service Desk to register.

Facility Member: $20/family (2 adult max), $8/person, 2 & under free
Program Participant: $25/family (2 adult max), $10/person, 2 & under free

Contact Lauren Ausdenmoore at lausdenmoore for more information.

Safe Sitter Class – Jordan
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Safe Sitter Class - Jordan

Safe Sitter Training
Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use mannequins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!


Call the Jordan YMCA or stop by the Membership Desk to register your child today!