JOY in Pico Rivera 2020
For our 2020 holiday distribution in Pico Rivera, children across the city were surprised at their homes with over 2000 brand-new toys. Thank you to the city council, staff, and volunteers for making this experience so special for the kids!
7th Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution: Montebello
For the seventh year in a row, JOY provided over 1000 brand-new toys to the youth of Montebello. COVID-19 safety measures were a top priority, and all toys were delivered in sealed bags via drive-through. Thank you to our amazing partner, Heart of Compassion; all the incredible local officials who came out to support; our Holiday Events Director, Shant Sinanian; and especially to our generous donors for making it all possible.
JOY COVID-19 Relief
In response to the widespread impact of COVID-19 on the communities JOY proudly serves, the organization distributed brand-new masks and hand sanitizers to hundreds of families in need.
First Responders Christmas Eve 2019: Norwalk
Through the support of our generous donors, JOY helped fill an entire city bus with brand-new holiday toys for the City of Norwalk. JOY Founder and President Joe Kaprielian spent Christmas Eve along with City’s brave and dedicated first responders to pass out toys to families and bring holiday cheer. Thank you to Mayor Jennifer Perez, Vice Mayor Tony Ayala, Councilmember Luigi Vernola, and all the entire City staff.
JOY Holiday Toy Distribution 2019: Pico Rivera
Thank you to Mayor Gustavo Camacho, Mayor Pro Tem Raul Elias, LA County Sheriff’s Department, and Toys for Tots for their partnership and continued support.
6th Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution: Montebello
For the sixth year in a row, JOY provided over 1000 toys to the incredible children of Montebello, CA. JOY is grateful for the support of Heart of Compassion, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Senator Bob Archuleta, Mayor Salvador Melendez, Mayor Pro Tem Kimberly Ann Cobos-Cawthorne, Councilmember David Torres, our volunteers, and all our supporters.
JOY in Armenia
Joe’s Organization for Youth continues its work in Armenia via ongoing efforts at Kharberd Orphanage, a center for children with special needs in foster care, providing essential resources such as brand-new clothing. This aid would not be possible without your generous contributions. Please continue to donate and spread the word so that the organization may continue its efforts both domestically and internationally. Special thank you to Armine Amiryan and our many phenomenal volunteers for their time and dedication.
5th Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution: Montebello
Special thank you to Heart of Compassion, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, and Montebello councilmembers Kimberly Ann Cobos-Cawthorne, Salvador Melendez, and Angie Jimenez for their support.
JOY Holiday Toy Distribution 2018: Pico Rivera
In collaboration with Toys for Tots. Thank you to Senator Bob Archuleta, Councilmember Raul Elias, and the LA County Sheriff’s Department for their support.
3rd Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution: Montebello
JOY provided over 1000 toys to underprivileged youth in Montebello for the third year in a row this holiday season. Thank you to Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Mayor Vivian Romero, Montebello City Manager Francesca Tucker-Schuyler, and all of the other incredible supporters and volunteers for helping spread JOY.
Bringing JOY to Huntington Park
Founder Joe Kaprielian delivered hundreds of toys to the City of Huntington Park this holiday season. Special thank you to Mayor Graciela Ortiz, Councilmember Karina Macias, and the entire City Council for their support.
Bringing JOY to Lynwood
For the third year in a row, JOY made a donation of 500 toys and continued its community partnership with the City of Lynwood. Special thanks to Mayor Pro-Tem Jose Solache.
Pico Rivera JOY Holiday Toy Distribution
JOY was honored to partner with Toys for Tots and the City of Pico Rivera to provide 1000 toys this holiday season. Special thanks to the entire Pico Rivera City Council and Toys for Tots.
2nd Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution: Montebello
At the 2nd Annual JOY Holiday Toy Distribution providing over 1000 toys to the underprivileged youth in Montebello, CA. Thank you to Senator Tony Mendoza, Montebello Mayor Art Barajas, Montebello Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Romero, Montebello Councilmember Vanessa Delgado, Montebello Unified School District Superintendent Susanna Contreras Smith, and all of the supporters and wonderful volunteers!
Bringing JOY to Huntington Park
Bringing 200 toys to the City of Huntington Park for the holiday season! Thank you to Mayor Karina Macias and Councilmember Marilyn Sanabria for the JOYous opportunity!
Bringing JOY to Bell Gardens
Bringing JOY to amazing children at a holiday event for special needs youth. JOY provided over 300 toys to children in the city. Thank you Mayor Jennifer Rodriguez and the City of Bell Gardens for the JOYous opportunity.
Bringing JOY to Norwalk
Providing over 200 toys to the City of Norwalk for the holiday season! Thank you to Vice Mayor Mendez and Councilmember Vernola for all of the support!
Bringing JOY to Lynwood Unified School District
To celebrate the holiday season, JOY teamed up with Lynwood City Councilman José Luis Solache and 12 principals within the Lynwood Unified School District to provide toys (hand-picked by founder Joe Kaprielian ) to 500 elementary school students throughout the city.
JOY International: Armenia
Bringing JOY to Armenia! Board member Lucy Samuelian had the honor of extending the organization’s work to Armenia by providing clothes, shoes, hats and much more to Armenian children in foster care. God bless these little ones and their beautiful hearts. May they never give up on their dreams!