Preparations are well underway for our annual Toy Drive! Board member and volunteer, Mary Lee, has set up toy headquarters in her basement and she’s been a very busy elf!



Our annual Toy Drive has always been about pure joy and happiness for the children; providing a celebratory day of photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, and a very special present. Sadly, for many of the children attending, it will be the only gift received during the holiday season. We need your help to make this event a huge success! Each year, we typically distribute over 1,000 toys to smiling children.

This year, the Toy Drive will be held on Saturday, December 16th at St. Rocco’s, 212 Hunterdon Street, Newark. Please consider making a donation to share blessings with those in need:

1. Make a donation via our website at:

2. Purchase a toy from the Franciscan Charities Toy Drive Wish List on Amazon:

Thank you! We’re looking forward to seeing lots of happy children that day!