The 11th Annual Bring Joy to SA Toy Drive has officially started its annual drive and fundraising campaign on November 17, 2023. The organizing committee is proud to celebrate over a decade of holding this impactful event in San Antonio. The primary objective of this annual toy drive is to celebrate the increasing diversity of San Antonio and underscore our dedication to fostering a welcoming community for everyone. Many of the children and families we assist have recently relocated to San Antonio from conflict areas in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. The drive also extends its support to children in low-income communities. The mission of the toy drive remains centered on building bridges of understanding and promoting inclusion in our community.
Throughout the years, we have provided toys to over 3,500 families, and this year, we anticipate serving 300 families.
Fundraiser and Toy Drive: Friday, November 17, 2023, to Friday, December 22, 2023
Toy Giveaway: Sunday, December 22, 2023 – Video from 10th Annual Toy Giveaway: www.facebook.com/deleonpce/videos/678863997050049
Community members interested in supporting the fundraiser can donate online via GoFundMe at gofund. me/c12a5c8a or through Venmo and CashApp.
New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at 5108 Broadway St., Suite 228, San Antonio, Texas 78209. The committee looks to partner with local businesses to set up other donation boxes across our community.
The Bring Joy SA Toy Drive committee originated as a project led by college students from local institutions actively engaged in civic organizations. Celebrating its eleventh year, the project remains under the guidance of organizer Carlos de León. Over the years, the organizing committee has garnered support from community organizations such as Earn-A-Bike, Santa’s Cruisers – Mystic Knights Car Club, Students of Service – San Antonio, as well as individuals and organizations, including Dr. Christina Mireles. Originally created for refugee families resettling in San Antonio, the annual Toy Drive has expanded its reach to provide gifts to other low-income and underserved families in the surrounding community and is open to the public.