Be a Holiday Hero for children who are receiving care through Youth Villages

GCA Staff | GCA News

Children across Tennessee are already counting the days until Christmas. Opportunities will soon be available for them to tell Santa what’s on their Wish List. Sadly, may children awaken on Christmas morning to find no gifts under the tree, even if there is a tree.

Holiday HerosDuring the season of giving, you can be a hero to a child in foster care or one who has aged out of foster care, has experienced serious abuse and neglect and have never known what it’s like to receive something for Christmas. You can be a light in their lives by simply signing up to be a Holiday Hero and giving these children hope during the holidays.

Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee needs Holiday Heroes for more than 2,000 children who are receiving care from their private nonprofit organization that offers a full continuum of programs to serve emotionally and behaviorally troubled young people.

To become a Holiday Hero, individuals, families, or groups — such as businesses, civic groups or church congregations — may request a child’s wish list by visiting HERE.

Holiday Heroes have the opportunity to provide a local child with a new bike or new shoes, but always a memory they will always remember.

The program also has the option to donate to fulfill youth holiday wishes. A $100 donation will cover a child’s complete holiday wish list. However, Youth Villages is thankful for any donation amount.
Donations to the Holiday Heroes program helps provide gifts for children who come into care days before the holiday.

To donate to the Holiday Heroes fund, visit For more information, contact Lyndsay Wilkinson at Youth Villages at (615) 250-7323 or at