Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Jacob wanted to give families in Gig Harbor the best Christmas ever.

As a member of the Tom Taylor Family Y Youth Program team, Jacob has worked with kids from all walks of life. “I instruct classes, assist in the rock wall room, and set-up for birthday parties,"  he said. "I like to make kids’ days better."

Jacob is also an Associated Student Body officer at Peninsula High School. His instructor was looking for families to help through the holiday season when Jacob thought of the Y’s Giving Tree.

“I took a few tags off of the tree and brought them to school, they went quickly and people were asking for more,” he explained. Jacob took more giving tree tags to school and through Facebook, Twitter, and word-of-mouth the tags were scooped up and the Y began receiving the gifts.

“I enjoyed seeing the gifts pile up in the Y office. I look forward to getting the word out even more next year and to giving even more families the best Christmas ever!”