For decades, our Toys N Joy clothing and toy drive has allowed us to provide gifts to hundreds of children that are in our Foster Family and Adoption program, attend our non-public schools, are serviced by our mental health program, or are living on our San Dimas campus through our residential program.
Every October, our staff reaches out to our different programs to gather a wish list from every child that will be involved with our Toys N Joys program. This ensures that each kid is making a list of exactly what they hope to receive. We work hard to gather information from the kids about everything from their clothing size to their favorite colors to their most desired gift. Wishlists are distributed to local businesses, organizations, and individuals starting in November.
Because of the amazing generosity of donors, we were able to provide gifts to over 600 McKinley children this year! We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the participation of all of those in our communities. We received such a wide variety of donations, from sweaters to dolls to board games to bicycles to gift cards.
Thank you to each and every person who helped to make the holidays brighter for our kids, many of whom have never received a gift from someone who cares. We are honored to receive your donations and are looking forward to partnering with all of our donors (current and new!) next December.