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SOUTH SHORE YMCA

Hope for the Holidays Registration

2023 Hope for the Holidays registration is closed. Please contact our team at holiday@ssymca.org for questions about the program.

Eligibility

The Hope for the Holidays Program is for children of income-eligible residents in our service area. To be eligible for the assistance program:

  1. You must be a South Shore YMCA member or a resident of a town within our Service Area: Braintree, Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, and Weymouth.
  2. Your household income must be below the levels stated below:
HOUSEHOLD SIZE
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
2 $51,720
3 $65,160
4 $78,600
5 $92,040
6 $105,480
7 $118,920
8 $132,360

Proof of Eligibility Documentation

However you register, the following documentation is required as proof of eligibility.

NOTE: If you have qualified for South Shore YMCA Financial Assistance or have been a member of the Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry in the past 10 months, you do not need to provide additional documentation.

  • A Public Housing Authority Lease qualifies for all verification documents
  • Proof of Income: Last year’s 1040 – first 2 pages only, or the Last Two (2) Pay Stubs
  • Proof of Residency for each Household Member: Current Lease/Mortgage, or Utility Bill/Credit Card Statement
  • Proof of Guardianship: School Letter, Birth Certificate

We cannot accept e-mailed or electronic copies of documents.

All documents must be delivered to the Y by mail or in person. Once verified, all documents provided will be shredded and destroyed.


Gifts

This year we are providing gifts for children ages 16 and younger.

  • We aim to provide a winter coat, hat, gloves, and complete outfit, plus three gifts for each child.
  • Each gift (excluding clothing) should be kept to $50 or less.
  • Participants may combine all three gift options for one gift valued at $150.
  • Gift cards are only available for teens (ages 13-16), with a maximum of one card per teen.
  • If requesting shoes or specific clothing, please include the size of the shoes or clothing.

Clothes

Please use the size chart below for any clothing items. Please indicate specific sizes if your size is not listed below.

Clothing Sizes

Infant Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months
Toddler 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T
Girl’s X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Women’s Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Boy’s X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Men’s Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

Bikes

If asking for a bicycle, please provide the size needed based on this chart:

Wheel Size Age Height
12 inches 2-3 years 36-39 inches
14 inches 2-4 years 37-44 inches
16 inches 4-6 years 41-48 inches
20 inches 5-8 years 45-54 inches
24 inches 8-11 years 49-59 inches
26 inches 10+ years 56+ inches

Registration Options

Families can register one of the following ways:

Register In Person – By Appointment or Drop-In

Contact holiday@ssymca.org or 857-278-4581 to schedule your appointment. Please bring your verification documents, in an envelope, and wish lists to your appointment.

Appointments can be scheduled at these locations:

  • Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) 79 Coddington St, Quincy, MA 02169
  • Emilson YMCA (Hanover) 75 Mill St, Hanover, MA 02339
  • South Shore YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center, 366 Palmer St, Quincy, MA 02169

Drop-in registration is available at the following times:

  • Hale Family YMCA, Quincy:
    • Wednesdays & Fridays, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Saturdays, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Emilson YMCA:
    • Mondays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Thursdays: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Sundays: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Germantown Neighborhood Center: Details coming soon

Confirmation: You will receive a copy of your Confirmation Card via text or email by November 30. If you do not receive confirmation by November 30, contact our team holiday@ssymca.org or 857-278-4581


Register Online

Click the link below to complete the Online Registration Form. Your acceptance to the program will be confirmed via text, email, or phone by November 30. Your registration is not complete until proof of eligibility documents are mailed or delivered to the Hale Family YMCA in Quincy.

Confirmation: You will receive a copy of your Confirmation Card via text or email by November 30. If you do not receive confirmation by November 30, contact our team holiday@ssymca.org or 857-278-4581


Register By Mail

Download the Hope for the Holidays Program Registration Form, print, complete, and mail it along with proof of eligibility documents to:

Hale Family YMCA
ATTN: Hope for the Holidays
79 Coddington St
Quincy MA 02169

Confirmation: You will receive a copy of your Confirmation Card via text or email by November 30. If you do not receive confirmation by November 30, contact our team holiday@ssymca.org or 857-278-4581

Contact

For more information, to schedule an in-person appointment, or if you have not received program confirmation notification by November 30, contact our team:

EMAIL: holiday@ssymca.org
PHONE: 857-278-4581