How It All Began...

In 1988 Nicki Davis and a few generous volunteers adopted one family to bring the spirit of Christmas to their door.

Taking along Santa for the ride and delivering his sack full of toys and clothes for a little girl and her siblings.

Upon their arrival, the little girl threw her arms around a jolly fellow in a big red suit!

Santa, I knew you wouldn’t forget me….last year I waited and waited, and you didn’t come,” she cried.

This true story inspired the mission, and The Joy of Giving was born.

Why Donate to the Joy?

100% Donated

Every dollar donated to The Joy of Giving goes directly to providing holiday gifts for the children. We have no paid staff, and all administrative costs are through in-kind donations.

Over 30 Years

We have been in operation for over 30 years. We have partnered with many businesses and organizations to carry out our mission of providing joy for children, families, and volunteers.

1000 Children

The Joy of Giving serves over 1000 Collier County children during the holidays each year – allowing them to receive age-appropriate clothes, toys, and gifts.

Share Our Joy

This event is truly a rewarding day for all as the flurry of volunteers work with parents to provide a magical holiday complete with a turkey dinner for the entire family.

Our Community Partners

The Joy of Giving is blessed to have some of the best community support in the world. We thank our local businesses and many individuals for their generosity.