Holiday Programs

Holiday Support for Military Families

Armed Services YMCA Twentynine Palms offers two programs to help support Military families in Twentynine Palms during the Holiday Season.  With the help of our gracious donors, we are able to provide Holiday Joy for service members that may need extra assistance during this special time of year.


Making Spirits Bright registration is currently closed.  2024 dates TBD.

Holiday Joy registration currently closed.  2024 dates TBD.

Operation Holiday Joy

ASYMCA Twentynine Palms Operation Holiday Joy program allows parents to pick unwrapped toys out for their children to be able to put under the Christmas tree.

Since 2004, Operation Holiday Joy supporters have donated more than $1.3 million to make the holidays brighter for military members and their families. Your generosity has allowed us to purchase and distribute more than 320,000 toys as well as deliver over 25,000 baskets of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas to junior enlisted families in need.

Making Spirits Bright

Everyone deserves the magic of Christmas! This program is to help any E6 and below families celebrate Christmas this year by providing wrapped gifts for under the tree for your entire family!

Families are referred by Unit DRC/URC’s, Family Advocacy, EFMP, or their command. Each family fills out a detailed wish list for each member of the family.

We have partnered with our sponsors, Diamond Bar Women’s Club, for the last few years to help make this happen!

Give the Gift of Holiday Joy

We help as many junior enlisted families as possible, but many more will go without. Help us make the holidays brighter for more military families.

Make a Gift