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Hope for the Holidays

Making Holidays Brighter

The South Shore Y HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS adopt-a-family wishlist program provides gifts, holiday meals, coats, and clothing — plus engaging Y programs like camp and swim lessons — to thousands of South Shore families each year. Through generous contributions, sponsorship, and support from local businesses, organizations, individuals, and volunteers, we can bring a light of hope during the holidays and all year round to those who need it most.

The program is available to qualified residents within our service area: Braintree, Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, and Weymouth.

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways you, your family, friends, businesses, and organizations can get involved to spread joy and help our community this holiday season.

Spread MORE Joy!

Spread the warmth of giving with family, friends, or colleagues by adopting an entire family, or several children, and divide their wishlists amongst your group. Shop together and make a greater impact.


Spread Joy This Season

Holiday Donation

Make a Monetary Donation

Donate dollars and let our "elves" do the work! Funds collected for the Hope for the Holiday program help us purchase holiday meals, gifts, winter coats and warm clothing to the community.

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Give the Gift of Y Camp or Swim

Help send-a-kid-to-camp or give swim lessons - a gift that lasts all year long. Camp changes lives, helping kids grow and develop. And, Y Swim Lessons give a lifetime of safety in water.

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Generosity & Gratitude

Giving to the South Shore YMCA Hope for the Holidays program positively impacts children and their families for a lifetime. Enjoy these notes of gratitude from some of the families we have served during the 2023 holiday season. READ MORE


To help the South Shore YMCA and our hopes to bring happier holidays to those in need, please give generously. Because you give, we can give back.