We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. But most importantly, we have #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back globally!

On Tuesday, November 29, charities, families, businesses, communities and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join us by giving to the YMCA of Metro North!

Join the YMCA of Metro North in giving back this holiday season! Several of our locations are hosting holiday giving activities:

Saugus Family YMCA

Y-Wishes Angel Tree Program – We’re hoping to fulfill some of the holiday wishes of a few children whose family may need a little extra help this time of year. We enlist the help of our YMCA community including members and child care families as well as the Saugus community as a whole.

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Melrose Family YMCA Child Care & Program Center

Pajama Drive: We are partnering with Scholastic Books and collecting NEW pajamas of all sizes (infant – adult). The pajamas will be delivered along with new books to homeless families as well as those living in shelters and orphanages. Donations accepted through December 3rd!

Bear Drive – we are collecting new teddy bears starting on December 1st to deliver to Children’s Hospital Boston just before Christmas to the children in the intensive nursing care. Donations accepted through December 22nd!

Annual Giving Tree Drive – Starting on November 23rd we have our annual Giving Tree displayed in the lobby. Tags will be hung on the tree indicating a child’s name, size, gender, needs and wants.  Unwrapped gifts will be collected through December 12th and then distributed to the families all within the Melrose Community!

Please contact Karen Tringale with any questions


YMCA of Metro North Gymnastics Center

Unwrapped Toy Drive – our Gymnastics Center is collecting new, unwrapped toys throughout the month. All toys will be donated to local Y families in need!

Please contact Jen Conway with any questions

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Generosity breeds opportunity. Together, we can build a better us.