The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that began in 1896, whose mission is to bring joy to children of families in need in the New Orleans area. The Fund fundraises throughout the year for monetary donations in order to purchase toys, school supplies, snacks and more for as many children as possible. The Fund holds an annual Toy Distribution the Saturday prior to Christmas Day, where all children ages 12 and under are welcome to attend.

Anyone can be a member! The Board of Directors is includes a variety of business professionals from throughout the New Orleans Metro area who volunteer their time to keep the Fund going. General Members pay an annual membership fee of $10, which is used towards the purchase of toys, school supplies, snacks and producing the Toy Distribution. We have a variety of committees and opportunities to get involved with the Fund throughout the year, which culminates to volunteering at the Toy Distribution.

Monetary donations are collected throughout the year in a variety of ways. You can donate directly to the Fund with a credit card via PayPal, donate to our Fund when shopping on Amazon, through Give NOLA Day or mail a check to the following address:

The Times-Picayune Doll & Toy Fund
c/o Quo Vadis Sylve Hollins
The New Orleans Advocate
840 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

If you would like to speak to someone with the Doll & Toy Fund about becoming a member, and the opportunities to get involved, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the website and someone will respond to you quickly.

The gift  distribution is the day that we all work so hard for! It’s a day filled with excitement and joy as we get to play Santa’s elves and help thousands of children and families during the holiday season.  All children ages 12 and under are welcome to participate but they must register. Registration is FREE.

Due to Covid-19, details on the 125th toy distribution will be announced at a later date. Please register children 12 and under for updates.

You can donate directly to the Fund with a credit card via PayPal, donate to our Fund when shopping on Amazon, through Give NOLA Day or mail a check to the following address:

The Times-Picayune Doll & Toy Fund
c/o Quo Vadis Sylve Hollins
The New Orleans Advocate
840 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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