Bring joy to a child during the holidays
Project Joy provides donors with the opportunity to “adopt-a-family” for the holidays and purchase toys from children’s wish lists. Last year, almost 600 families had gift-filled holidays thanks to many individuals, groups, and corporations that participated in Project Joy.
Project Joy 2020 will provide struggling local families that utilize the People to People Food Pantry and have meet income eligibility requirements with a $25 gift card for each child. Admittedly, making a financial contribution or purchasing gift cards won’t provide the “warm and fuzzy” feeling one gets when adopting a family and shopping for items on the kids’ gift lists. But, there isn’t a lot “warm and fuzzy” about a lot of things these days.
We are hoping, truly hoping, that those who have supported Project Joy over the years will continue to do so. It’s not the same, we know. But it’s something. In past years, Project Joy supporters have donated $80,000 to $120,000 in toys, clothes, bikes and more.
We will need just $39,000 in financial contributions or donated gift cards to bring some comfort and joy to hundreds and hundreds of children whose lives have been less than joyful this year.