Share the Joy

“To The Stars and Beyond,” it’s a little Buzz Lightyear and a little nostalgic. This year, Toys for Joys celebrates 10 years of donating holiday toys to children less fortunate. Our hope is a simple toy will bring a smile, then a giggle, a new playmate, an imaginary journey, maybe to the stars. Join Us. T4J18 is counting down to a year of making out-of-the world dreams a reality.

Our Mission

To bring the power of family, joy and love by providing new toys at the holidays to any child less fortunate and most in need.

Our Charities

Your generous toy donations are distributed throughout Massachusetts by our Partner Charities who touch the daily lives of so many children in need.

Boston Housing Authority IBA Three Kings
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Multicultural AIDS Coalition
Coalition Teddy Bear Foundation for Foster Children
United South End Settlements

Our Partners

Our Corporate Partners and Gala Guests know 
their support for our mission is answering a vital call-to-action for Massachusetts children in crisis. Sponsorships, toy donations, ticket purchases, and toy purchases all help the Gala to achieve it’s highest purpose of bringing our community together in action and purpose for our children.

Our Volunteers

Toys for Joys is fueled by the power of 100% volunteers, from the organizing Board to all our management and operating teams. If you want to dedicate some time in the service of your community, consider joining our team.


It’s Officially 10 Years

I am reminded of the generosity of friends, family, national companies, amazing local business owners, dedicated individual sponsors, and our fashion forward guests as we plan our milestone event. Together we have turned frowns into smiles, advocated for children and teens in need, and contributed to the holiday season with joy and love to children who thought they were forgotten. We are proud of our amazing partners throughout Massachusetts dedicated to children within the foster system, with sick parents, victimized by extreme violence, and those who are impoverished. Our partners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters equally make all the difference in their lives. These children have become our children, and our children count on us to make their holiday season brighter and more hopeful.

Dr. James Rifino, Founder & President


Through the years

From a “toy donation request” at the first holiday house party in 2002, Toys for Joys celebrates 10 years and over 20,000 in toy donations. Today, the Toy Gala is considered a Boston holiday tradition of meeting up with family, friends and co-workers all while helping the families and children of Massachusetts.

2018 Sponsors

Thank You to our Sponsors for their Support! We encourage everyone to support them, so click on their logo and visit their website!

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Child Advocate Sponsors