Annual Thanksgiving Assistance Program
The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads has an extensive Thanksgiving assistance program that provides a turkey and all of the fixings for military families in need. The program relies heavily on food drives and cash donations from the community to provide this outreach each year..
Annually, we receive over 1000 requests for assistance. Requests are generated by military commands and forwarded to our office. If you are looking for assistance, please contact your senior enlisted command representative. Referrals will be handled by our Fleet Readiness Director Jamie Brown.
Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 in cash donations from the community and 1000 each of specific food items. If you have a group or business that would like to partner with us by holding a food drive, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Chrystal Lewis for specific instructions. Posters and boxes are available upon request.
Be Involved with Thanksgiving Assistance
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:
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