Christmas in July Parade
Little Smiles Holiday Toy Drive
Little Smiles is a nonprofit organization that helps caring professionals bring joy to children in tough situations. A wide range of caregivers help children of all ages who are facing devastating circumstances including terminal illness, abandonment and other trauma.
This holiday season marks our 11th Little Smiles Toy Drive. Each year we provide gifts to not only the 23 facilities we serve in South Florida year round, but to any child that is in need. In 2019 we collected and distributed nearly 10,000 toys to children in our community.
We know this year the demand will be higher than ever before, so we are kicking our Toy Drive off with Christmas in July! Santa himself will be visiting The Heights neighborhood in Jupiter on July 25 at 10am for a socially distant Christmas in July parade. Children and families are encouraged to come out, wear their best Christmas PJ’s and wave at the big man. Santa’s sleigh will be complete with elves, bubbles, live music and candy canes that he will throw to all the boys and girls who have been good this year.
Donations will be used to secure toys, games, and gifts which will then be distributed to local families needing a little help bringing the joy of the holidays to their children this season. Additionally, we will be ensuring that our general program needs are met in our hospitals, group homes, and shelters.
If you would prefer to purchase a toy directly, please check out our Amazon Toy Drive Wish List and it will be delivered right to us!
Please join us in helping provide holiday cheer and smiles during a time when it is needed most.