Will you bring festive cheer to YMCA residents this year?

Take part in our “Reverse Advent Calendar” by collecting and donating items to make Christmas extra special for our residents.

1.  Get a cardboard box

It is a simple concept. During the run up to Christmas, pop one item a day into your cardboard box … any box will do! Then bring it in to one of the addresses below, for us to distribute to our residents. Only got time to collect a few things? That’s fine. Just pop in one or two items from the list overleaf – we’ll still put them to good use!


2.  Fill it with all kinds of lovely things

We have men and women staying with us, from 18 years and upwards. Clothing, toiletries, books, arts supplies, and any non-perishable food items will all help to make the festive time a little bit special. Suggested items are listed below. Please don’t wrap the donations but feel free to include gift bag/s if you’d like to.


3.  Drop it off in time for Christmas

Drop your box off at any YMCA location on or before Thursday 21st December:

  • YMCA Cheltenham, 6 Vittoria Walk, Cheltenham GL50 1TP (any questions please call 01242 524024)
  • St Michael’s House, St Michael’s Square, Gloucester GL1 1HX (please ring ahead to arrange a drop off time 01452 305237)
  • YMCA Sports Centre, College Drive, Off Arle Road, Cheltenham GL51 8LE (please ring ahead to arrange a drop off time 01242 515815)