About Project Joy 

Our Mission

Project Joy is a charitable, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing children and families living in Brookings County, who are in need, an opportunity to receive holiday gifts through the generous donations of individuals, business, and organizations.

Christmas is a time of year when family needs are intensified. Initiated by volunteers over 20 years ago, the Helping Hands Christmas Project/Angel Tree ensures that children of Brookings County have an opportunity to receive holiday gifts. In 2006 the Helping Hands Christmas Project underwent some renovations to meet the needs of even more children in Brookings.

We serve over 700 children in the Brookings County. Parents now have the opportunity to “shop” for their children at a holiday “store”, stocked with toys and gift cards generously donated by local businesses, churches, schools, individuals and community organizations.

Our Goals 

With your continued support we will be able to stock another incredible holiday store for children and families in need. Once again, we are asking individuals, businesses, and organizations to be creative in their method of raising funds and collecting toys for local children.

A gift drive is an excellent way to get your organization in the holiday spirit while helping some children in need. Gift drives provide people in your organization complete freedom to select what they want without any guidelines. You may also want to consider doing challenges within departments, allowing employees to wear jeans on Friday if they bring a toy, offering discounts to customers who bring in a new toy, or hosting an employee luncheon where employees bring a toy as admission to the event. These are just a few suggestions, the possibilities are endless! Be creative and have fun!!

We will happily accept gifts for children of all ages. Checks, money orders, gift certificates, and gift cards in any amount are always welcome – especially for children 13 to 18 years of age! Remember, your donations are tax deductible and we will provide you with a receipt if needed.

In advance, thank you to everyone who so generously help the children and families served by Project Joy!


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