A Fun, Festive & Loving Christmas Day Celebration For Children & Families In Need

What Is
Joy To The Children

Joy to the Children is a heartfelt and compassionate non-profit organization dedicated to making Christmas a magical and memorable experience for economically disadvantaged children and their families in Nassau County, Florida.

Our mission, which began in 1995 with a group of friends seeking to bring joy to underprivileged children during the holiday season, has grown into a powerful movement of love, generosity, and community support.

Our Why...

At Joy to the Children, we firmly believe that every child deserves to experience the wonder and joy of Christmas.

We understand that many families in our community face economic hardships and may struggle to provide a festive celebration for their children. That’s why our primary purpose is to host a special Christmas Day celebration that goes above and beyond to create cherished memories and alleviate some of the burdens faced by these families.

Our Mission...

Joy To The Children is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization.
Our primary purpose is to host a celebration on Christmas Day for children of economically disadvantaged families in Nassau County, FL.
Joy to the Children will actively champion other activities that assist children in need.
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Get Involved and Make a Difference Today!

We believe that everyone has the power to make a difference in the lives of economically disadvantaged children and their families. If you are looking for ways to spread joy, bring smiles, and create magical memories, you’ve come to the right place.

By getting involved with Joy To The Children, you have the opportunity to be a part of our mission to provide a memorable Christmas Day celebration and essential support for those in need.

Take Action


Participate in a rewarding experience that allows you to directly impact the lives of economically disadvantaged children and their families during the holiday season.

Make A Contribution


Make a world of difference in bringing smiles, happiness, and essential support to economically disadvantaged children and their families, ensuring they have a joyful and memorable Christmas.

Buy A Gift

Amazon Wishlist

Make a direct and meaningful impact on a child's life by purchasing a gift from our Amazon wishlist, and bring joy and happiness to a child in need during the holiday season.


Whether you choose to volunteer your time, make a donation, or contribute in other ways, your involvement will make a meaningful impact and help us create a brighter future for these deserving children.

Together, let’s share the true spirit of Christmas and make a positive difference in our community.

Christmas In July

Join us for a festive and fun-filled “Christmas In July” celebration!

Live Gathering & Toy Drive...

Celebrate with us at The Green Turtle in Fernandina Beach for our “Christmas In July” event! Enjoy a fun-filled evening with activities, food, and entertainment, all while supporting a great cause. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or a set of twin sheets to receive a free drink and help us spread joy to children in need. Participate in games, a 50/50 raffle, and our virtual auction, with all proceeds benefiting economically disadvantaged children in Nassau County.

Event Details:

  • Location: The Green Turtle, Fernandina Beach
  • Date: July 11, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM


Virtual Silent Auction...

Bid, Win, and Make a Difference!

Join us for our exciting Virtual Auction and bid on a variety of fantastic items and experiences. All proceeds will support Joy To The Children’s mission of helping economically disadvantaged children in Nassau County. Access the auction easily via QR codes provided at our events or directly through our website. Your participation will make a significant impact in bringing joy to children in need!

Auction Details:

  • Dates: July 10 to July 12, 2024

Our 2023 Silent Auction Sponsors...

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors for the 2023 Virtual Silent Auction. Your support and commitment have played a vital role in making this event a success. With your contribution, we were able to raise funds to bring joy and happiness to the lives of those in need. Thank you for making a difference and for being a part of our mission to spread love and cheer.

Meet Our Stellar Volunteer Board Members!

Meet our dedicated and passionate volunteer board members.

Each brings their diverse expertise and unwavering commitment to furthering our mission of bringing joy to economically disadvantaged children and their families.

Dawn Grant


Dan Morris

Vice President

Donna Smith


Kitty Ferguson


Kerri Duffy

Christine Waldis

Eleanor Spuhler

Hupp Huppmann

Jackie Wolf

Kim Sage

Amy Dodson

Have an Interest in
Becoming a Board Member?

If vou have an interest in becoming a board member, we would love to hear from you! Our board is passionate about the mission of our organization and wants to ensure that our work continues to make a positive impact in Nassau County, Florida

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Our Mailing Address

P.O. BOX 16404 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

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