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Providing winter essentials and holiday gifts for children and families in need across Mississippi.

Join Youth Villages this holiday season to provide more than 450 children and young adults with winter essentials and holiday gifts. The gifts will support those children’s families who simply cannot afford necessities, let alone presents, during the holiday season.

We rely on the support of our community partners and individuals to host drives or make monetary donations to provide winter boots, bikes and winter clothing for a child and his or her siblings. All donations – 100% -- will go directly to the children served by Youth Villages in Mississippi. By supporting our efforts, you can be the Holiday Hero that our youth and families desperately need! Work with us to let these children know they are valuable to our community. Any support is greatly appreciated and will help make a huge difference in the lives of the children we serve.

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  • Each child fills out a Wish List of 3 gifts.
  • Heroes receive the Wish List, purchase and wrap the gifts, and then deliver the gifts to the assigned program’s location. For some programs, Heroes may also attend the holiday parties.


  • Heroes may also send a donation of $100 to sponsor a child and we do all the shopping and wrapping.
  • Deadline:
    Friday, December 1st 2017
  • Drop-Off:
    Youth Villages
    805 South Wheatley
    Ste. 204
    Ridgeland, MS 39157
  • Contact:
    Amy Adams
    (601) 572-3700
Please join us for
"Holiday Heroes Wrapping Reception"

Friday, December 8, 2017
4:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Youth Villages Office
805 Wheatley Street
Suite 240
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Refreshments will be served.

Click below or call 601-572-3700 to RSVP by December 6th

  • Footballs
  • Basketballs
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Bicycles
  • Barbie dolls
  • Art sets
  • Lego sets
  • Toddler blocks
  • Remote control
  • vehicles
  • Action figures
  • Drawing sets



  • $100 will sponsor a wish list for one child
  • $500 will sponsor a sibling group of five children
  • $1,000 will sponsor the foster care holiday party
  • $3,000 will sponsor the YVLifeSet holiday party

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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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