Introducing HoliJOY: Celebrating the Magic of Giving

HoliJOY is an extraordinary event hosted by Share in the JOY in partnership with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children since 2022. Designed to bring JOY and wonder to youth in foster care, this magical experience is more than just a holiday celebration—it’s a day filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable memories.

The Heart of HoliJOY: From sibling reunification to a special visit from Santa Claus, HoliJOY focuses on creating meaningful experiences for children in foster care. It’s a time for them to come together, celebrate the holiday spirit, and make cherished memories with their peers.

Honoring Our Partners: At HoliJOY, we’re honored to have the support of esteemed nonprofit partners like Critical Care Comics, Jay Rose Foundation, and Faith in Humanity. Their contributions enrich the event, providing entertainment, education, and invaluable resources to our attendees.

Volunteer Dedication: The success of HoliJOY is a testament to the dedication and generosity of our volunteers. With over 140 volunteers from various local businesses and organizations, including Bella Smiles, Southwest Airlines, and T-Street Youth Volleyball Club, the event truly embodies the spirit of community.

Gratitude to Sponsors: We extend our heartfelt thanks to the businesses and organizations that make HoliJOY possible. Their support allows us to create a memorable experience for the children, filled with laughter, love, and the joy of the holiday season.

Special Attractions and Activities: From petting zoos to craft tables and live musical performances, HoliJOY offers a wide range of attractions for attendees of all ages. Catered food courtesy of Texas Roadhouse BBQ and Marco’s Pizza adds to the festive atmosphere, ensuring that everyone leaves with a full heart and a full stomach.

The Giving Station: A highlight of HoliJOY is the Giving Station, where children have the opportunity to select gifts for their loved ones. Through our Toy ‘n JOY drive, donations are collected and displayed, allowing children to experience the joy of giving—a truly heartwarming experience for all.

As we reflect on the success of HoliJOY, we are filled with gratitude for the support of our community. Together, we create a day filled with love, laughter, and the true spirit of the holiday season. Here’s to many more joyful celebrations in the years to come!