Operation Holiday Joy

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Help make the holidays brighter for military families

We are continuing to see an increased need in both demand and support for this program. These young heroes and their families are voluntarily serving and sacrificing daily so we can continue to enjoy our freedoms and way of life.  YOUR support demonstrates an appreciation for the sacrifices required of these dedicated defenders of our country. We look forward to receiving your support to continue making military life easier this holiday, and every holiday season.

Woman's Day DonationsHappy 13 year Anniversary Operation Holiday Joy!

Operation Holiday Joy was initially established in collaboration with Woman’s Day Magazine and their readers to raise awareness and funds for military service members and their families during the holidays. Since 2004, Operation Holiday Joy supporters have donated more than $1.5 million for military and their families. YOUR generosity has allowed us to purchase and distribute more than 320,000 toys as well as deliver over 25,000 baskets of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas to junior enlisted families in need.


Interested in spreading holiday joy in the military community?

100% of your donation goes to purchasing food and toys this holiday season, please click on the donate button below and select “Operation Holiday Joy” when asked how you heard about us or to designate this specific program.

We appreciate your contribution towards our 2016 Operation Holiday Joy goal. Thank you for helping make the holidays bright for so many deserving military families.We strive to help as many needy families in the junior enlisted community as possible, but there many more we could aid who need some extra help creating their own holiday joy. Any contribution is greatly appreciated and will make a difference for a military family.

If you are a service member or family member in need, please contact your local Armed Services YMCA location to learn more about Operation Holiday Joy programming available where you live.

If you are a business owner or corporate representative and are interested in supporting Operation Holiday Joy, please contact Jeff Olson, Director of Financial Development.

Donations could include financial support, toy and gift card donations, as well as gift wrap and packaging, please contact Giselle Schneider, Operation Holiday Joy Program Director.



Be Involved with the 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: