Make Christmas Brighter
Want to get in the holiday spirit? Join the YMCA of the Triangle in making Christmas brighter for our neighbors in need.
Several of our YMCA branches offer Presents of Peace to families in our outreach programs so they can choose toys, clothing and books at greatly reduced prices. Other branches may offer Angel Trees or other shopping experiences.
Participating YMCA Branches
A.E. Finley YMCA
Donate a gift to Presents of Peace by choosing an item from the angel tree that is currently on display in the lobby. Please drop gifts off (unwrapped) at the Y no later than Tuesday, Dec. 12 so we can sort and organize them. The Presents of Peace celebration is on Sunday, Dec. 16. Contact Austin Branch at Austin.Branch@YMCATriangle.org for more information or to volunteer to help at the Presents of Peace celebration.
Alexander Family YMCA
Volunteer for the Presents of Peace event on Dec. 15 by following this link. You can also donate a gift by choosing an item from one of the Christmas Trees decorated throughout the branch starting November 16. For more information, contact Sarah Peterson at Sarah.Peterson@ymcatriangle.org.
The Chatham YMCA is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide gifts to children in Chatham County this holiday season. Angel Tree ornaments will be in place by Saturday, November 17. Volunteers are asked to register any selected ornaments with our front desk staff. Gifts will be due back (unwrapped or in gift bags without tissue paper) by Monday, December 10 at 5 p.m.For information or to volunteer, contact Sarah.Wright@YMCATriangle.org.
Choose an item from the decorated trees in the Durham YMCAs' Welcome Centers. All items selected from the tree will need to be returned to Y (unwrapped) by Friday, December 7. You can volunteer at the Presents of Peace celebration on December 15. For more information about donating or volunteering, contact Patrice.Johnson@YMCATriangle.org.
Ingram Family YMCA
Take an ornament from the Angel Treetree in the lobby beginning November 20. Purchase gifts for the child you choose and bring the unwrapped presents back to the branch by Wednesday, December 12. Learn more.
Kerr Family YMCA
Choose an item from the decorated tree in the Kerr lobby. All items selected from the tree will need to be returned to Kerr Y (unwrapped) by Wednesday, Dec. 12. You can volunteer at the Presents of Peace celebration on Dec. 16. For more information about donating or volunteering, contact Jason.Charles@YMCATriangle.org.
Kraft Family YMCA
Beginning Nov. 23, choose an item from our trees decorated throughout our branch. Return your items to the Kraft Y (unwrapped) by Dec. 12. You can volunteer to help with the Presents of Peace Celebration on Dec. 16. Contact Scoop Green, Scoop.Green@YMCATriangle.org for more information.
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs outreach program is called Santa's Workshop. Our families that are involved in outreach programs are invited to Santa's Workshop to buy clothes and toys at a highly discounted rate (approximately $1-2 per item). Pick an ornament from the trees in the branches. Register your ornament at the Welcome Center. Learn more about donating and volunteering.