Jacksonville's Happiest Holiday Tradition
Our Next Event:
Saturday, December 9th, 2023
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2022 - BACK IN-PERSON ON DECEMBER 17, 2022
Our mission has always been to provide toys to Jacksonville’s children in need and we have fulfilled that mission every year since Travis and Margaret Storey started the event 24 years ago. The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville did not hold our in-person toy distribution event in December 2020 or 2021 in response to the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we plan to continue our legendary holiday event and distribute toys at a one-day, first come/first serve event held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again (and the smiles) at this fun, in-person holiday party.
2020 & 2021 - COVID-19 RESPONSE to COVID-19
In response to the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville did not hold our in-person toy distribution event in December of either 2020 or 2021. We fulfilled our mission in each of those years, by safely providing bags of toys to 6,000 (2020) & 7,000 (2021) children in need who were enrolled in several pre-selected, non-profit programs in Duval County.
2019 – OUR LAST IN-PERSON EVENT
Two years ago, on a cold December day, 4,000 children along with their parents waited in a long line at the Christmas Party for a chance to meet Santa and pick out several new toys. Hundreds of volunteers enjoyed handing out toys to the children and providing entertainment and security. The children went home with warm smiles, fun toys and special memories, exactly what every child should have during the holidays.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
What a wonderful organization! Truly impressed with the leadership and passion to bring joy to children's Christmas each year!
We are sending our Jacksonville community love and well wishes while we determine the most effective way to deliver toys for the 2021 Christmas season.