SDYC is gearing up for Operation: Holiday Helping Hand (O:HHH) 2018. For the thirteenth year, we will be helping military families, who cope with serious physical, financial and separation concerns, celebrate an enjoyable holiday. This is our way of expressing our thanks for their ongoing sacrifices during these times of great uncertainty. Last year, your generous donations enabled us to provide each of 74 military families a substantial monetary gift.
Working with our partner, the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, we are able to identify families of local, primarily lower rank, enlisted personnel who could really use a HOLIDAY HELPING HAND. All families are carefully screened by the ASYMCA, and have recently struggled with unusual and challenging financial difficulties. Many of these families have at least one child with a severe physical and/or mental disability or a critical illness. Deployments are especially difficult when the spouse left at home must cope with a special needs child or children.
In the words of a family you helped last year: "There are not enough words to express our gratitude. Your incredibly generous gift enabled us to give our 2 girls a Christmas we otherwise would not have been able to.”
Every dollar that you donate to O:HHH is distributed entirely to the military families for whom it is intended. There are no overhead expenses or compensation given to SDYC, Pt Loma Rotary Club, or to anyone involved with this program. All contributions are passed through the Pt Loma Rotary Club’s Charitable Endowment Fund, and are 100% tax deductible. Acknowledgement letters will be provided with 501c3 tax deduction info.
GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Make a donation in the name of a family member or friend. SDYC will provide a gift acknowledgment card for you to present to your honoree.