from the Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville?
children, 12 years of age and younger, who otherwise might not receive
toys for Christmas, will be treated to a fun day in celebration of this
will the Party be held?
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or earlier if all
toys are distributed.
is the Party held?
F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, Florida.
There is plenty of free parking. Accessible public transportation is
will the Party be like?
As many as 7,000
children along with their parents stand in line (first come, first
served) to receive toys and a chance to win a bike. Once the
doors open, the children and parents enter a beautifully
decorated Party and are greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Hundreds of
volunteers await the opportunity to hand out toys and provide
entertainment. Each child chooses several toys among electronics,
balls, games, musical instruments, preschool learning toys and infant
toys. In addition, they receive novelty toys, books and pencils.
the Children's Christmas Party get started?
Party, a non-profit organization, was founded in December 1999 by
Travis and Margaret Storey to provide toys for Jacksonville's children.
The 19th Annual Party will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16th, 2017.
last year's Party a success?
Because of the generosity of Jacksonville's companies and citizens,
enough funds were collected to buy 20,000 brand new toys plus 600
special wheeled items (bikes, wagons and scooters). In addition, 60,000
of Ja-Ru's novelty toys were given to children in need. Toys donated by
sponsors and concerned citizens as well as helmets from FDOT's Community Traffic Safety Program were also handed out. On that very cold day, 4,500 children stood in line and each went home with fun
toys, a smiling face and special memories, just what every child, in
every family, should have during the holidays.