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Students volunteering at last year's event. Students volunteering at last year's event.

Toys for Joy

Three SDSU student organizations work together to collect 10,000 donated toys for less fortunate children.
By Hallie Jacobs

For the past 16 years, San Diegans have gathered to spread holiday cheer to less fortunate children through the Toys for Joy charity event, sponsored by The Rock Church.

This year, three San Diego State University student organizations will contribute to the annual charity drive:

  • Intervarsity
  • 1825/SDSU
  • Aztecs Against Adversity

The students will coordinate donation drives and help organize and participate in the Toys for Joy events.

"It's really inspiring that college students are wanting to get involved," said Jemalyn Chavez, the Rock Church public relations volunteer and Toys for Joy coordinator. "It's great how they are using their resources and campus networks to help others."

Chavez is a 2011 graduate of SDSU's public relations program. Learn more about Chavez.

SDSU toy drive

The organizations will have a toy drive from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Scripps Cottage to help Toys for Joy reach its goal of collecting 10,000 toys.

Members of the SDSU community can bring toys and clothing or make an online donation.

Toys for Joy event details

At the Toys for Joy event, toys, clothing and food will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Abraham Lincoln High School.

More about Toys for Joy

The Rock Church partners with schools, businesses and community organizations, as well as local churches to coordinate the Toys for Joy Christmas Event.

Toys for Joy seeks to impact the lives of area children through providing a toy and food for their family combined in an event that ministers in both a practical and spiritual way. In 15 years, Toys for Joy has served more than 35,000 children and their families.

Get more information about Toys for Joy.