Military Families in Hawaii hold up their Operation Holiday Joy meal bags

Operation Holiday Joy

Holiday Support for Military Families

Operation Holiday Joy was initially established in collaboration with Woman’s Day Magazine and their readers to raise awareness and funds for military service members and their families during the holidays.

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.


Many of our ASYMCA locations participate in Operation Holiday Joy.

Visit our Branch Directory to inquire at a branch near you about the availability of this program.

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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.

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