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Final push: Toys for Joys needs your help

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Through “The Wunderfund of Massachusetts”, Toys for Joys is shipping $1,000+ worth of toys and gifts to each and everyone of the 29 DCF (Department of Children and Family) offices. To date the organiztion has funded 22 DCF offices.  THEY NEED TO RAISE $7,000 more to cover all 29 offices! 

Toys for Joys aims to send gifts to EVERY foster office in Massachusetts. But they need your help.

This year, Toys for Joys has already raised enough funds to sponsor the following organizations; representing thousands of children. 

Casa Iris/Multicultural AIDS Coalition (Jamaica Plain): 465 Gifts Purchased ($6,000)
IBA (South End): 367 Gifts Purchased ($5,000)
Eastern Service Worker’s Association (Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan): 430 Gifts Purchased ($6,000+)
Urban Farming Institute (Mattapan, Dorchester): 191 Gifts Purchased ($2,500+)
Boston Housing Authority, Joseph Tierney Learning Center 313 Gifts Purchased ($6,000+)
Boston Public Health Commission Homeless Shelter 22 gifts purchased ($800)
St. Ann’s Home and School (Methuen): purchase pending ($2,200)

If you know of any individual or company who would like to sponsor a DCF office, please email, james@toys4joys.org. Donations can also be made through their website, www.toys4joys.org, or by sending your donation to: Toys for Joys, Inc., PO Box 315, Belmont, MA 02478. 

Toys for Joys is a 501(c)3 organization, that is 100% volunteer run and all donations are 100% tax deductible.  Won’t you please join me in helping this worthwhile organization?

Toys for Joys is this Saturday

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Toys for Joys is this Saturday. Get your tickets ASAP.

Although Sergio and I are traveling and not able to attend this year’s event, I wanted to give a shout out for this year’s Toys for Joys celebration, that will take place this Saturday, December 14th at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in Southie. Unlike most fundraisers, this event is devoid of rubber chicken dinners and long speeches, but organizers do ask that anyone who buys a  ticket also purchase 3 gifts (minimum value $20-$25 per gift) to be donated:

tots (3-mos to 5 yrs)
tweens (6-11 yrs)
teens (12-18yrs)

If your last name begins with A-M you purchase toys for a girl and if your last name begins with N-Z purchase gifts for boys. Gifts should be unwrapped and will be placed under the tree.

Get Your Toys for Joys Tickets here

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Toys for Joys tickets on sale now

T4JAlthough the holiday season has not officially started, I wanted to make sure you make time to attend this year’s Toys for Joys; scheduled to take place Saturday, December 14th at the Artist for Humanity building in South Boston.

Toys for Joys 2019
Saturday, December 14th || 7:00 PM to Midnight
Artists for Humanity Epicenter
100 W. Second St., South Boston

Click here for more information and tickets

For those unfamiliar with this holiday tradition, Toys for Joys has become a significant force for good, collecting toy donations for children in our community most in need. The team behind this annual toy drive host the best fundraiser of the season – devoid of rubber chicken dinners and long speeches. The evening is filled with great music, delicious cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and a casual and welcoming atmosphere to meet and mingle with friends and new acquaintances.

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If you’d like to learn more about corporate sponsorships or how you can get more involved, visit the website, toys4joys.org.

Toys for Joys is this Friday

T4J, gay boston, toys for joys bostonI wanted to give another shout out for this year’s Toys for Joys celebration which will take place this Friday, December 7th at the Revere Hotel in Boston.  Unlike most fundraisers, this event is devoid of rubber chicken dinners and long speeches. Organizers do ask that anyone who buys a  ticket also purchase 3 gifts:

  • one for tots (3-months to 5 yrs)
  • tweens (6-11 yrs)
  • teens (12-18yrs)

If your last name begins with A-M you purchase toys for a girl and if your last name begins with N-Z purchase gifts for boys. Gifts should be unwrapped and will be placed under the tree.

Get Your Toys for Joys Tickets here

Toys for Joys, Inc. is a non-profit, 100% volunteer, charitable organization that raises funds from individual and corporate sponsors. We organize social events to collect and donate new toys and gifts for underprivileged children and teens.

Toys for Joys Red Wagon Building night out

BostonToys for Joys 10th anniversary gala will take place Friday, December 7th and tickets are currently on sale (more about that here).

Mass Bears and Cubs is teaming up with Gay for Good Boston on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th & 5th at the Arlington Street Church in the Back Bay (located at 351 Boylston Street) to help build the red wagons that have become the symbol of the gala.

T4J Red Wagon Build – RSVP

This annual volunteering session is a lot of fun and fills quickly so RSVP if you’re interested. Volunteering with Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good is a great way to meet people, get out and help make a difference in our community and the Mass Bears and Cubs group is a welcoming social group open to all.

Toys for Joys Gift Gala tickets are now on sale

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10th Annual Toys for Joys is Friday, December 7th. Tickets are now on sale

Mark your calendars and get your tickets to the 10th Annual Toys for Joys Gift Gala on Friday, December 7th at the Revere Hotel. Tickets went on sale last week and this event will sell out.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

On Friday, December 7th, TOYS 4 JOYS returns to The Revere Hotel’s – Liberty Hall to celebrate and collect thousands of donated toys. The evening’s event includes passed hors d’oeuvres, signature seasonal spirits, and dancing.

Everyone who purchases tickets are also asked to bring a minimum of 3 new and unwrapped toys to the gift gala; one for each age group – tots, tweens and teens.  If your last name begins with A – M you are asked to bring toys for a boy, but if your last name begins with N – Z you are asked to bring toys for a girl.

Gifts will be distributed to the Toys for Joys partner charities listed below.

  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Eastern Service Worker’s Association
  • IBA-Three Kings
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Boston
  • Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  • Teddy Bear Foundation for Foster Children
  • United South End Settlements

10th Annual Toys for Joys will be Dec 7th

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Save the date for the 10th anniversary of Toys for Joys, which will take place once again at the Revere Hotel on the first Friday of December. More details will follow over the coming weeks.

Toys for Joys is on Friday

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9th Annual Toys for Joys is Friday, December 9th at The Revere Hotel

Get Your Tickets to T4J 2017 – Here

I wanted to give another shout out to one of my personal favorite Boston holiday traditions and encourage anyone who has yet to purchase tickets to this year’s Toys for Joys to plan on joining Sergio and me at this fun event that helps bring presents to under privileged youth in and around Boston.

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Unlike most fundraisers you may have attended in the past the event is devoid of rubber chicken dinners, self righteous speeches and people chasing you to donate more money. This celebration now in its ninth year has grown tremendously but remains as festive and social as ever and the newly remodeled space at the Revere Hotel will make this year’s event even better.

The organizers of Toys for Joys (T4J for short) simply ask that in addition to buying your ticket to the event that you purchase 3 gifts: one for tots (3-months to 5 yrs), tweens (6-11 yrs) and teens (12-18yrs). Bring the unwrapped gifts to place under the T4J tree. If your last name begins with A-M you purchase toys for a girl and if your last name begins with N-Z purchase gifts for boys.

For those who do not want to go toy shopping to bring gifts to the event, the T4J organizers have added a new option this year for $250 that includes six gifts (3 for boys and 3 for girls) along with expedited admission. If that is more than your holiday budget will accommodate, no worries there are more affordable (tax deductible) options.

Get Your Tickets to T4J 2017 – Here

Get your tickets for Toys for Joys Boston on Friday, Dec. 8th

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The holiday season is upon us, which means that the TOYS 4 JOYS GIFT GALA is coming up so get your tickets before this (one of my favorite events of the year) sells out (capacity is 750).

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

On Friday, December 8th, TOYS 4 JOYS returns to The Revere Hotel’s – Liberty Hall to celebrate and collect thousands of donated toys. The evening’s event includes passed hors d’oeuvres, signature seasonal spirits, and dancing to Boston’s DJ Adilson under a state of the art light show.

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Toys for Joys is at the Revere Hotel – Liberty Hall Friday, Dec. 8

TOY GIFT RULES

  • Guests are asked to bring a minimum of 3 toys, with a minimum value $20-$25 per gift.
  • All Toy Donations should be NEW and UNWRAPPED.
  • Last Names that begin with A – M, please purchase toys for a GIRL.
  • Last Names that begin with N – Z, please purchase toys for a BOY.
  • Please bring one gift for each of the following age groups:
    • Tots (3mo – 5yrs)
    • Tweens (6yrs – 11yrs)
    • Teens (12yrs – 18 yrs)

For more information about this year’s celebration and the wonderful committee that has made this one of Boston’s best holiday traditions can be found on their website at, toysforjoys.org.

Toys for Joys is next Friday, December 9th

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 Joys If you’ve yet to register to attend the 8th annual Toys for Joys Gift Gala, I wanted to remind you that the celebration is a week from this Friday on December 9th. This is a really wonderful event that brings together Boston’s LGBTQ community and our allies to collect gifts for underprivileged children in Boston and the Boston area. The fundraiser is devoid of speeches and rubber chicken meals and devoted instead to socializing with friends. 

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

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Toys for Joys registration is open

Toys for Joys, T4J 2016If you previously tried to register for the annual holiday fundraiser / party but were unable, you can go back to their website and register now. Sergio and I were able to successfully register earlier this week.

Registration site for: Toys 4 Joys Gift Gala

Get your tickets to Toys for Joys this Friday

Toys for Joys 7th annual holiday celebration will take place at The Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District this Friday, December 11, 2015. Reserve your tickets and stop by to see all the toys, have a cocktail or two and see everyone.

Reserve your tickets today
Like the Toys for Joys Facebook Page
When: Friday, December 11, 2015 – 7:30PM – Midnight
Where: Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street (Theater District)

This is one of my favorite holiday parties of the year. It is devoid of rubber chicken dinners, long speeches and pressure to donate more or to ask your guests to make donations. The entire evening is best described as fun.

Register for Toys for Joys party next Friday

T4JOne week from tonight is the annual holiday party, Toys for Joys.  If you’ve not yet registered, be sure to visit their website before the event sells out. Last year they moved the venue to the Revere Hotel in the Theater District and the larger space makes it easier to socialize with the hundreds of men who come bearing gifts for the children of Boston and to enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.

Time: Friday, December 11, 2015 from 7:30PM to 12:00AM
Location: 200 Stuart St. Boston – Space 57 at the Revere Hotel
Registration: Includes passed hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and DJ Steve Marsden spinning under a dazzling array of lights.

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Toys for Joys party another huge success

T4J Boston, Toys for Joys Boston, Toys 4 JoysThe annual Toys for Joys party was a great success.  This year the event moved to accommodate a larger crowd and was hosted at the Revere Hotel’s Space 57 in Bay Village.  The Toys for Joys party has no long speeches and you are not repeatedly asked to ‘open your check book one more time.’  It is a fresh take on fundraising that focuses on socializing and bringing our community together, making it accessible all – not just people able to write large checks.  If you missed the event, I hope to see you there in 2015. Learn more about T4J here.

Toys for Joys party tonight 8pm – 1am

T4JToys For Joys 2014 takes place in just a few hours. No plans tonight?  Register and pick up a few toys for underprivileged children in Boston. This is a very social and welcoming party filled with free flowing cocktails and guaranteed laughs.  No boring speeches or rubber chicken dinners required; just a lot of fun.

This year’s party is in Bay Village at the Revere Hotel’s Space 57.

Register here or at the door tonight!