Christmas Giving Tree - 2021 Season is a "wrap"

Thank you to our community for helping us to make the 2021 Christmas Giving Tree more special than ever! With our community's help, we were able bring joy, spread light, and make holiday wishes come true for 1,150 local children who may not otherwise have received a holiday gift this year. We wouldn't be able to bring such magic and hope into so many homes without your help. Your kindness and goodness means the world to us and so many others. Watch the video below to hear a message of gratitude from YMCA President and CEO, Steve Smith. Thank you!


Christmas Giving Tree - 2022 Season

Every year, through the YMCA Christmas Giving Tree, community members - young and old - have the opportunity to bring joy, spread light, and make holiday wishes come true to those in need in the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo community. Read below to learn more about the Y's giving efforts this holiday season, and find an opportunity that fits with you and your family. 

Nominate a Child / Family

If you have or know children who would otherwise go without a present this season, we invite you to sign them up for the Christmas Giving Tree. Please check back in November 2022 for the 2022 Christmas Giving Tree wish list form.


Support the Christmas Giving Tree

Each year we count on our community to ensure that children in our area can celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season by supporting the Y's Christmas Giving Tree through gift items and monetary donations. Whether it’s purchasing and sending the most anticipated toys of the season or providing gift cards for teens and parents to shop directly, your generosity brings so much joy and hope to families who may not otherwise have presents to open this season! 

Supply Popular Gift Request

Help us supply some popular "staple" items, like gift cards, books, blocks, puzzles, LED track lights, Pokémon cards, slime, art supplies, and even essentials like clothing, winter gear, and blankets for children ages infant through 17. We will make sure that these items get intentionally placed in the most appropriate bags. Additionally, we welcome donations to help us package and transport gift, such as wrapping paper, tissue paper, and garbage bags. Please check back in November 2022 for detailed information on how to support the project through popular gift request donations.

Donate Monetarily

There is yet another way to wrap up your generosity - visit our Giving page and make a cash donation that will allow our team to directly purchase the gift items that are most requested by families.

Donate Online


Whatever holiday you and your family are celebrating this season, we wish you peace, joy, and hope.