During the past 23 years, the YMCA at the Athenaeum has hosted a magical event known as Breakfast with Santa. 

Through the support of our community, we were able to purchase and wrap 1,408 gifts (612 toys, 204 books, 204 stockings, 92 adult blankets, and 296 gift cards for food) for 204 children and 92 adults in 2020.

In order to reach so many neighbors in the downtown community, the YMCA at the Athenaeum relies on donations from the Annual Campaign to host this event that costs $40,000-$60,000.

To make this event possible, more than 100 community members gave their time, talents, and treasure to create this holiday experience.