2020 Curbside Christmas Event
2020 proved to be very different from any other year. Our efforts to continue to serve economically disadvantaged children in the Nassau County Community did not change. We held a Curbside Christmas Event to allow us to serve those in need, while remaining COVID-19 safe.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and friends who helped Joy fulfill their commitment to the Children.
Annual Christmas Day Party
Our Christmas Day party is no ordinary party. It starts off with every one being served a full holiday meal (all of which was cooked and donated by local restaurants). There is beautiful holiday music, typically played by a live band. The children are invited to sing along individually or in groups. Pirates invade, Pound Puppies mingle, Clowns interact, Balloon Figurines are made and handed out, Faces are painted, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive and take pictures with the children. And then the many gifts are dispersed.
Every child receives: Clothes, Toys, a bag full of Hygiene items, a Backpack full of School Supplies and Books, a Pillow, Sheets, and a Blanket. Many times their bags are so full of gifts that they are larger than they are!
The children are happy, smiling, and full of good cheer. There is hope, love, and gratitude in their eyes. The parents are typically so thankful and overwhelmed they have been brought to tears.
2019 Christmas Party
2019 Annual Christmas in July
Toy Drive & Silent Auction
Christmas in July, held at the Green Turtle, was a huge success this year. The Honey Badgers-Lite Played music while everyone enjoyed food, beverages, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and of course Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Thank you to all of our Donors and Volunteers! Without you, there would be no JOY!
2019 Halloween Party at the Kraft Athletic Club
The Halloween Party at the Kraft Athletic Club this year was a sight to see. There were hippies, a peanut butter and Jelly sandwich, Dr. Evil & Mini Me, Jailed parents, and a wide array of many original costumes. This fabulous group had so much fun last year turning their party in to a fundraiser, they did it again this year……Word on the street is that, there may be some competition between them and the Green Turtle in how much they can raise at their event for Joy to the Children. Needless to say, it was a HUGE success on Halloween with the Honey Badgers’ donating their live music, great food, drinks and a lot of dancing. Thank you to all the Kraft Athletic Club members, for your generous donations to Joy to the Children.