Who We Are
Toys for Joy is an Anoka County program that ensures children have gifts under their Christmas tree each year. Toys for Joy assists families that may otherwise be unable to provide gifts or meals to their children.
Established in 1986, Toys for Joy is a 501©(3) Minnesota charitable organization that welcomes donations of food, toys, cash and time. Over the years, with the support of the community, Toys for Joy has expanded its services to provide toys for thousands of children each year.
It started by collecting toys for the “Christmas Committee” of Anoka, MN and helped with their distribution. The Christmas Committee’s responsibility was to provide food for those in need during the Holiday. There are countless numbers of volunteers from churches, clubs and individuals that were involved with that task and challenges every year with required paper work, collection of donated food and organization of the actual distribution of gifts and food.
Association members soon realized that the number of gifts items collected were not sufficient to reach all the children of these families. They began raising funds to assist in this area through a variety of fundraisers, such as a golf tournament in the Spring, an annual auction in the fall, and parties, etc. in the various REALTOR® offices.
To volunteer or to arrange for your organization to become a collection site, contact Toys for Joy at Toys@ToysForJoyMn.com.
All checks may be sent to:
Toys For Joy
In care of the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
325 Roselawn Ave E, St Paul, MN 55117