members donating shoebox gifts
Last year, members participated in Operation Christmas Child at the Donelson Y.

The holiday season approaches, and perhaps more than any other time, this year has presented many needs in our communities and around the world. Throughout November and December, each of our Ys across Middle Tennessee will display different outreach opportunities in partnership with a local or international organization, and all of our members are invited to join in.

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Clarksville Y's outreach to chemo patients in 2019.

Ten of our Ys will have Giving Trees where members can choose an ornament with a local need listed on it for you to purchase and return to the Y. Five of our Ys are partnering with Operation Christmas Child to fill a shoebox with gifts for children living in poverty overseas. A few centers are partnering with other international organizations as well. No matter which center you call home, we hope you will be inspired this holiday season to think of others, love your neighbor, and give as you are able with a cheerful heart.

See below for how you can get involved in holiday outreach at each of our locations. Please stop by or call the centers if you have any questions. Just click on the center name to see contact information. It’s an honor to serve with you this season!

Bellevue – Operation Christmas Child: pick up a shoebox at the center, fill with gifts, and return by Nov. 14
Brentwood – Giving Tree in partnership with CASA Nashville
Christ Church – Giving Tree
Clarksville – Giving Tree
Downtown – Giving Tree in partnership with Safe Haven
Donelson-Hermitage – Giving Tree in partnership with the Y's youth outreach programs, gifts should be returned to the center by Dec. 17
Franklin – Operation Christmas Child: pick up a shoebox at the center, fill with gifts, and return by Nov. 14
Green Hills – Giving Tree and Operation Christmas Child: pick up a shoebox at the center, fill with gifts, and return by Nov. 14
Margaret Maddox – Giving Tree with ornaments up Nov. 27-Dec. 16 (final day to bring in gifts)
Maryland Farms – Legacy Mission Village and Preemptive Love
North Rutherford – Giving Tree and Compassion International
Northwest – Giving Tree
Robertson County – Operation Christmas Child: pick up a shoebox at the center, fill with gifts, and return by Nov. 20
Sumner County – Operation Christmas Child: pick up a shoebox at the center, fill with gifts, and return by Nov. 22.
YMCA Fun Company – Giving Tree