Make the Holidays Brighter For Our Military `Ohana
Operation Holiday Joy provides gift and food baskets to military families stationed in Hawaii who are in need. All branches of the military, to include Reserve and National Guard, are served by this program. We work with military commands, chaplains, and military family support agencies to identify families in need of assistance. Last year, nearly 1000 military families were provided food and gift baskets.
To support our military families in need, now through December 14, you can make a financial donation, hold a food drive, donate gift/gift cards or volunteer to help stuff Operation Holiday Joy baskets. Operation Holiday Joy is an excellent service project for units, businesses, school or church groups!
Now through December 14
- Armed Services YMCA is accepting referrals for military families in need from command, senior enlisted leaders, chaplains and other military and deployment support agencies. Referrals are submitted to your closest Armed Services YMCA Branch Director.
- If you are unsure of a family's eligibility or whether or not you can make a referral, please contact Sam Smith, Director of Programs and Branch Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 473-3398.
- Recipients of Operation Holiday Joy Baskets must be referred!
- All donations - whether financial, food, or gifts - must be received by December 14.
December 17 through December 19
- Gift Baskets will be put together and wrapped.
- Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in helping put together baskets, contact your local Armed Services YMCA Branch Director.
December 19 through December 21
- Operation Holiday Joy Baskets are ready for pick up!
Now until December 14 you can
- Make a financial contribution towards Operation Holiday Joy
- Donate $25 Commissary Gift Cards
- Host an Operation Holiday Food or Toy Drive
- Donate a Gift Basket
- Donate a Food Basket
- Volunteer to help stuff and distribute baskets. Contact your local branch to find out more details.
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam: (808) 473-3398
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii: (808) 254-4719
- Wheeler Army Airfield: (808) 624-5645
- $25 Commissary or Grocery Store Gift Card
- Canned/Dry Gravy Mixes
- Canned Cranberry Sauce
- Canned Corn
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Yams
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Canned Evaporated Milk
- Boxed Stuffing/Dressing Mix
- Boxed Mashed Potatoes
- Onion Strings
- Jell-O/Pudding Mixes
- Fruit/Pumpkin Pie Filling
- Packaged Pie Crust
- Mini Marshmallows
- Cake/Cookie Mixes
- Gift Cards
- Board Games
- Playing Cards
- I-Tunes Gift Card
For more information contact: Sam Smith, Director of Programs & Branch Operations, (808) 473-3398 or email email@example.com.