Each year as we approach the holiday season, there are generous individuals in the community who ask to help a Soldier and his/her Family who may not be able to afford gifts for their children due to financial hardships or other unforeseen circumstances. The Holiday Hearts Program, similar to the familiar Angel Tree, was developed in 2003 to match these individuals with Soldiers/Families, E4 and below, who may need assistance.
Applications and program criteria are available beginning October 7, 2019 at the ACS/IVS office (Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Drive), the Armed Services YMCA (Bldg. 2-2411, Jackson & Woodruff Streets), or here (.pdf).
Completed applications will be accepted ONLY AT THE ACS/IVS OFFICE located in the Soldier Support Center, through close of business, Friday, November 15, 2019. See Google Map above for directions. Applications will NOT be accepted via email or fax - must be submitted in-person.
Hearts may be pulled from the tree located in the IVS area on the 3rd Floor, Soldier Support Center. Information on availability will be posted once applications have been received/approved, tentatively the week of November 12.
Unwrapped gifts must be dropped off no later than Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the ACS/IVS office, 3rd Floor, SOLDIER SUPPORT CENTER, Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Drive. GIFTS ARE NO LONGER DROPPED OFF AT THE ASYMCA BUILDING ON WOODRUFF STREET.
All cash, check or gift card donations must be made directly to the Armed Services YMCA.
View the Holiday Hearts Program Info Paper (.pdf) for full details about this program, including a printable application.
This program is administered by Army Community Service (ACS), Installation Volunteer Services (IVS), and the Armed Services YMCA.