Holiday Programs

-Thanksgiving Food Drive is every year around the Thanksgiving holidays. This event brings hundreds of community volunteers, businesses, corporations and military personnel to collect food items that can help fill a Thanksgiving food basket with all the trimmings for a nutritious Thanksgiving meal, along with a 12-15 pound turkey. Over 1,400 turkeys and food baskets are distributed to military families.


-Cookies with Santa is an annual toy giveaway event hosted for military children. Donated or store bought toys are given to military children who otherwise would not get a toy for Christmas. Cookies and hot chocolate are handed out by volunteers and children are given the opportunity to take a picture with Santa.


-Christmas Toy Giveaway is an annual toy giveaway event for military children utilizing our Child Development Center. Donated or store bought toys are distributed to all age groups during our annual Christmas party.


-Summer Day Camp is a weeklong free summer day camping experience for children, 8 years to 14 years old, of active duty personnel.  Educational field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more enhances their shared experience. Volunteer chaperones who are active duty military personnel and their spouses attend.  Transportation to and from the camp events and field trips is free.

Priority is given to children whose parents are deployed and/or the child who has never been to camp.  This camp is especially important to military children as the camp allows the children to make friends and connect with other military kids who also are affected by the stress of war.


-Summer Program begins every year in July and is designed for children 2 – 9 years old and their parents.  The Summer Program provides an opportunity for the families to come together to participate in age appropriate activities including art and craft projects, story time and much more.

Be Involved with El Paso, TX ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved: