Share the Joy

Toys4Joys started as a home party in 2002 with a simple understanding that toys provide joy to children. For too many children, the holiday season is not a time of giddy anticipation, indulgent parties and generous gift giving.While a new toy will not fix every problem, we believe it can change a child’s perspective. What starts as a smile and a silly laugh can lead to a positive, more hopeful outlook. And, from that more joyful place, the possibilities are endless.

When we give what 
we can, and give it with joy,
 we don’t just renew
the tradition of giving,
we also renew ourselves.

− Bill Clinton

We make a living by
what we get. We make
a life by what we give.

− Winston Churchill

from our founder

Without hesitation, the holidays are my favorite time of the year. I am as giddy in anticipation and energized as if I were still a little kid, and for that feeling, I will always be grateful. Many less fortunate children, for no fault of their own, do not share in the excitement of the holidays. And yet, a toy, a simple gift of silly fun can shift a child’s perspective from loneliness to togetherness, from sadness to joy, from hate to love. Toys4Joys has a mission to bring that feeling of family, joy and love by providing new toys to children less fortunate and most in need. Whether you become a sponsor, donate your time or attend the Gala with lots of toys in hand, you not only make this mission possible, you make it limitless. The more toys we collect, the more the children smile, play and feel part of the holidays! Thank you for joining our cause and from the Toys4Joys family, we wish you a healthy and happy Holiday season!

James Rifino, Founder & President

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The Gala

Considered by many as a holiday tradition, The Toys4Joys Gift Gala is the premier Boston toy drive, where friends meet to celebrate and give generously to the children most in need. On Friday, December 11th, The Revere Hotel’s—Space 57 will be transformed into a beautiful, festive holiday wonderland, where thousands of generously donated toys will be piled high under the Holiday Tree. Revelers will enjoy holiday passed hors d’oeuvres and signature seasonal spirits, and dancing to DJ Steve Marsden under a state of the art light show.

Host Committee

JAMES RIFINO

BRIAN BOURQUIN

CHRISTOPHER ANIFANTIS

DONNY MEDEIROS

FRANK CELESTE

GREGORY LOMBARDI

HARRY PIHL

MICHAEL PIERCE

PAUL MATARAS

RICH PARRITZ

SCOTT DIFFER

THOMAS HYDE

Accolades

2015 Sponsors

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