JOY Season of Giving 2022
The 2022 Season of Giving was a success, with more toys distributed than ever before across Montebello, Pico Rivera, Lynwood, Bell Gardens, Commerce, South Gate, Norwalk, Compton, and Huntington Park. Thank you to Senator Bob Archuleta for stopping by our Montebello toy distribution with Heart of Compassion, the exceptional city councils and staff members in these communities for their collaboration, and all our incredible donors for their support.
JOY Season of Giving 2021
For our 2021 Season of Giving, JOY distributed more brand-new holiday toys than ever before with over 7,000 toys provided across Montebello, Pico Rivera, Lynwood, Bell Gardens, Commerce, South Gate, Norwalk, and Huntington Park. Thank you to the wonderful city councils and staff at these incredible cities along with our selfless donors and volunteers who make it all possible!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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!
JOY is dedicated to fostering the individuality of each child and allowing the youth to pursue their goals. We were so lucky to help Patricio Sandoval, an incredible young soccer player, to get closer to his dream of playing professionally by allowing him to join an LA Galaxy youth team program. Through his motivation and dedication, we are sure Patricio will excel in whatever he sets his mind to. We’re so happy for you Patricio! Keep reaching for the stars!