Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through 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.

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.


  1. Visit
  2. Go to Main Menu or skip to #3.
  3. Click on Registration & Payment.
  4. 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.

  1. Once logged in, type “toy drive” in the program search field.
  2. Select 19th ANNUAL YMCA HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE, then click Add To My Cart.
  3. Select Referring Source, and select how you heard about the toy drive program from the drop down menu.

Referring Organizations:

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.


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.

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!


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