YMCA Catalyst Initiative
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas




Catalyst Christmas YMCA 2022

 The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is prepping for its 3rd Annual Catalyst Christmas. This year, the Y is expanding efforts past southern Dallas County with seven local branches where staff and volunteers will assemble and deliver boxes to roughly 350 families all within 24 hours. These deliveries support seniors with mobility challenges, those with transportation issues, and communities who typically can't make it out to branch-based food and essential distribution facilities. 
Time: Saturday, December 17 from 8 am – 1 pm 
Items needed: non-perishable food items, toiletries like feminine care products, shampoo, body wash, etc., and household essentials like laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, toilet paper, etc. (For perishable items, they can ONLY be delivered Dec. 15  and 16)

Drop-off or delivered items will be accepted at Park South Y in the staging and warehousing location. 

Volunteer Locations for packing and delivery:

  • Frisco Family YMCA

  • Lake Highlands Family YMCA

  • McKinney Family YMCA

  • Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff

  • Park South Family YMCA

  • Richardson Family YMCA

  • ​​​​​Semones Family YMCA

Catalyst Initiative services include:

  • Feeding sites – single-serve breakfast lunch or dinner distribution to kids and seniors

  • Food distribution site – grocery and produce distribution to families.

  • Baby Depot – diapers, baby food and personal hygiene items distribution

  • Y Learning Academy & Emergency Child Care – childcare for essential workers and working parents
  • Learning Loss Prevention Centers – online access, technology usage, tutoring, and site-based learning assistance to kids ages 2 through17

  • Access Site – for water, electricity, and Wi-Fi usage

  • Pop-up clinics and Covid 19 testing sites – offering free access to healthcare as well as providing testing and contact tracing for vulnerable populations. 

  • Blood Drives – partnering with and blood donor organizations to recruit for and offer blood donation events.

We will have 7 assembly and distribution sites this year.  They are:

  • Frisco
  • McKinney
  • Park South
  • Semones
  • Richardson
  • Lake Highlands
  • Moorland

Donate to the Y & Support The Catalyst Initiative


2021 Catalyst Advancing Equity - Individual: Felix J. Lozano, III


2021 Catalyst Advancing Equity Award - Organization: Brighter Bites

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