Youth Villages Oregon served 370 youth through Holiday Heroes
Holiday Heroes is an annual campaign at Youth Villages that provides holiday gifts and winter essentials to young people and families in our care. In 2023, we received 370 wish list requests, 60% more in submissions than in 2022.
Our community showed up in an incredible way to fulfill this increased need, with individuals and organizations contributing more than $24,500 as well as signing up to fulfill over 175 wish lists through in-kind donations.
On Saturday, December 9th, we had more than 70 volunteers show up at our annual Holiday Cheers & Volunteers event, presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union, expertly wrapping several hundred gifts for our young people in less than two hours.
We are so grateful for all our organizational partners who supported the Holiday Heroes campaign this year through cash, in-kind donations and volunteer support.