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Operation Holiday Joy

Help make the holidays brighter for military families

The annual Operation Holiday Joy campaign spreads joy throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, thanks to your generous support. Operation Holiday Joy gives Americans a way to show their appreciation for the sacrifices our military and their families make for us and our country.

Program Overview


Operation Holiday Joy was established in 2004 in collaboration with Woman’s Day magazine. Together with their readers, more than $1.3 million has been raised to provide food and gifts to junior enlisted military service members and their families during the holidays.


Since it's inception, Operation Holiday Joy has distributed more than 25,000 baskets of food to military families and more than 320,000 toys to military children.


Many of the ASYMCA locations participate in Operation Holiday Joy. Find your local branch.


The Armed Services YMCA is committed to spreading holiday cheer every year. Help us make the holidays brighter for military families. Donate now.

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