Kids Wish Network Helps the YMCA Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program


We just had a wonderful group of people come and pick up approximately $20,000 worth of toys and gifts to be distributed to children in need from the YMCA Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program!!! It’s so amazing that there are groups out there doing such wonderful things for the holidays and throughout the year. This particular program will help 400 families from St. Petersburg, Fla. in need to have a traditional holiday celebration that will include a tree and presents. Isn’t that wonderful?

After the group came to pick up the toys, their Marketing and Communications Director Ashley Zarle, sent this lovely email to our Executive Director, Alicia Argiz-Lyons:


It was so nice meeting you today and I cannot thank you enough for your contribution to our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Christmas Program… we are serving 400 families in St. Petersburg including 1,050 children. Again, thank you for your support. I have passed the word on about voting for your organization [in the Pepsi Refresh Project] and will continue to let our staff, members, and volunteers know about it. I will send you a few photos of our event once I get back from the holiday. Have a wonderful Christmas!


Ashley Zarle
Marketing & Communications Director
YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

🙂 I’m so glad to be a part of Kids Wish Network, especially when we can help so many people in need through other worthy programs. Happy Holidays!

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.