Joy to the Children Celebrates 22 Years
Dec 06, 2017 02:00AM
The families are entertained by live music, caroling, face painting, crafts, pirate invasion, and clowns. The children receive clothing, a backpack, school supplies, toiletries, books, a blanket, sheets, a pillow, and toys, all purchased specifically for each child based on their age, gender, size, interests, and hobbies. Several hundred volunteers assist Joy in every step of the production. Volunteers coordinate logistics, shop, wrap presents, and decorate for the party. Over 50 volunteers come on Christmas Day to help at the party; some work in the kitchen, and some provide one-on-one service to assigned families for the day. Joy serves only children from Nassau County. To volunteer or contribute to Joy, visit www.joytothechildren.org.