November 9, 2016

To Doll and Toy Fund Members:

The Doll & Toy Fund has been making children smile for 121 years.

We are happy to announce that our annual gift-giving event will be held at Xavier University’s Convocation Center, 7900 Stroelitz Street, New Orleans. The distribution will begin at 8 a.m. and the doors will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2015.

The General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 2015, at 5 p.m. at Xavier University’s Convocation Center. This meeting is mandatory for table captains.

Remember, only Doll & Toy Fund members who have paid their current dues on or before Dec. 8, 2016 will be permitted to participate in the 2016 toy distribution.

For those members who have already paid their dues for 2016, we appreciate your support.  Additional contributions of cash, checks or money orders are accepted at The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund, P.O. Box 61065, New Orleans, LA 70161-9979. Donations can be made online by visiting our website at or on facebook at

If you have not yet paid your dues, we have enclosed a membership application. Please complete it and return it with your dues to The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund in the enclosed envelope. We can then mail your membership card to you and avoid a delay at the General Membership Meeting. If you plan to pay your dues at the meeting, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY so that we may take care of it before the meeting begins. We appreciate your cooperation.

You will also find a second membership application enclosed so that you can recruit a new member. We will take our group picture for the newspaper at our General Membership Meeting.

Thank you for helping the Doll & Toy Fund help the children who need us most.



Charles Allen III

2016 General Chairman


Charles E. Allen III

Gerald F. Plough

David Francis

Maurice Brown
Kenneth A. Burrell*
Arthur Johnson
Madeline Jones
Renee Piediscalzo
Van Robichaux, Jr.*
Kate Sarphie
Amanda Vazquez

*Past Chairman