Every year, through the YMCA 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. 

How to Sign up your Child(ren)

If you have children who would otherwise go without a gift this holiday season, we invite you to sign them up for the Giving Tree. Registration now open (as of October 2, 2023!) If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashleigh Brown at 701.364.4120 or ashleigh.brown@ymcacassclay.org.

Register For Giving Tree

How to Help Provide Gifts

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 Giving Tree through gift items and monetary donations. Your generosity brings so much joy and hope to families who may not otherwise have presents to open this season! We ask that gifts be delivered to the Fercho YMCA (400 1st Ave. S. Fargo) or Schlossman YMCA (4243 19th Ave S, Fargo) by the dates listed below to ensure that families can enjoy them. Read below to learn how you can support the effort!

Shop for Local Children:

Starting Nov. 1, Giving Trees will be set up at both Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs and additional locations in our community. You have the opportunity to stuff a gift bag with wish list items specific to a child and/or family. To do so, please grab a tag from the Giving Tree in the lobby of either YMCA location, and register your tag at the Member Services Desk. These tags will be available starting November 1, 2023. We ask that you put together gifts based on the items listed on the tag and are appropriate for the age and gender listed. We also ask that gifts are new, unwrapped, and dropped off at the Fercho or Schlossman YMCA Member Services Desk by December 8, 2023.

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. New, unwrapped donations can be dropped off by December 8, 2023 at the Fercho YMCA Member Services Desk.

Donate Monetarily or Become a Sponsor

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 and ensure that every participant receives gifts and much needed necessities this holiday season.

Donate Online


Starting November 1, 2023 we will need help sorting items, packing gifts, and more. Learn more: ymcacassclay.org/volunteer.

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

Thank You to our 2022 Giving Tree Sponsors

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RDO - Christmas Giving Tree Sponsor 2022.

InForum - Sponsor Christmas Giving Tree 2022.