By Clare Michal
Christmas time is a time for our community to come together and shine. Toys for Joy and the Rock Church aim to make every child’s Christmas wish come true. For 19 years the Toys for Joy Christmas event has provided toys for children 0-11, groceries, and gently used clothing for more than 23,000 children and their families.
Toys for Joy has four locations in San Diego County for families to pick up toys and enjoy the holiday festivities. Each location has entertainment, giveaways, and a free kids fun zone.
El Cajon Valley High School
1035 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021
San Marcos High School
1615 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
Southwest High School
1685 Hollister St, San Diego, CA 92154
The Rock pastor Miles McPherson started the “Toys for Joy” campaign to bring San Diegans together to transform the lives of their neighbors. Over 4,000 volunteers will be on hand to spread the Christmas joy. Information on how to volunteer and facilitate the purchase of a toy online for the wish list program can be found at Toys for Joy. The program operates through the kindness of community contributions.