Holiday Gift Program

Making the holidays brighter for local families!

Thanks to our donors, each year our community makes the holidays brighter for many local families involved with Youth Services. Our Holiday Gift program is a true reflection of our work to ensure every child grows up happy, healthy, and with hope – and the incredible commitment we all share.

This year more than 250 families will be given the opportunity to participate in Holiday Gift! These under-resourced families are identified through their children’s participation in either our afterschool and summer programs, Study Buddies, partnership programs with local schools, crisis intervention services, and/or receive scholarship support for individual and/or group counseling. The families who benefit from the Holiday Gift Program rely on the simple fact that Youth Services never turns anyone away based on ability to pay and is available for all families who need us.

Gift sponsor registration is OPEN! Please fill out this form to register today! Wish lists will be sent to donors as available after October 16th. Please refer to this Q&A list with questions or contact Michelle Brody.

While hundreds of volunteers have shared their holiday cheer with us over the years, wrapping parties will not be part of this year’s program. Please consider supporting the program by sponsoring a child or family. Families will have the opportunity to select their own wrapping materials from donated items in order to personally wrap their children’s gifts.

Please consider making a donation to Youth Services to support the crucial needs for mental health and social and emotional wellness support for children at youth – regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Last year $350,000 was allocated to scholarships for children in need of mental health therapy (in addition to the myriad of free programming available through other Youth Services programming).

A special thank you to Regency Centers for making this space available for the Holiday Gift Program!