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Oct
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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 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!

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Nov
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Y Inspire Indy 5K Series presented by Delta – NEXT: GOBBLE GALLOP & WISHBONE 5Ks @ Multiple YMCA Locations
Nov 22 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Run, walk or crawl at one or all of the YMCA Inspire Indy 5K Series events presented by DELTA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Inspire Indy 5K Series

5Ks all year long. Eight races, seven Ys!

Earn series swag when you do three or more events in 2018. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact your Y of choice or call 317.266.9622.

JAN 1 New Year’s Day – COMPLETED!
Y Did I Do This? 5K
Witham Family YMCA (Lebanon)

JUNE 2 – COMPLETED!
Aloha Run 5K (& 1 miler)
Baxter YMCA

JULY 7 – COMPLETED!
Freedom Run 5K
Benjamin Harrison YMCA

SEPT 8 – COMPLETED!
Rock and Roll 5K
Witham Family YMCA (Lebanon)

OCT 20 – COMPLETED!
Haunted Hustle 5K
Jordan YMCA

NOV 10 – Veterans Weekend – COMPLETED!
Heroes Health Hope 5K
Pike YMCA

NOV 22 – Thanksgiving Day – **NEXT!**
Wishbone 5K
Fishers YMCA

NOV 22 – Thanksgiving Day – **NEXT!**
Gobble Gallop 5K
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA (Avon)

Participation helps the Y offer programs so everyone in Greater Indianapolis can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fishers YMCA Wishbone 5K @ Fishers YMCA
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am
Fishers YMCA Wishbone 5K @ Fishers YMCA | Fishers | Indiana | United States

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!

Gobble Gallop 5K @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA for our 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K on November 22, 2018, part of the Inspire Indy 5K series presented by Delta. 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 the Annual Campaign. Enjoy comfy tees, epic finisher medals, and of course our famous PIES for Overall & Age Group Winners. Register now!

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S SWAG!