Nov. 2, 2020

To Doll and Toy Fund Members:

This December, The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund will celebrate its 125th year of providing merriment and joy during the holiday season to families in need. Thank you for the generous support over the years. We could not continue this longstanding New Orleans tradition without the help and donations from our many invaluable volunteer members.

Over the past 125 years The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund has withstood many challenges, and 2020 has brought forth a unique share of hardship and suffering that has ravaged our community. We are diligently working through these new complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to stand by our mission to safely and effectively distribute Christmas gifts to thousands of children in need throughout Greater New Orleans. Details on our gift giving distribution will be announced soon.

We understand the importance to continue to be a beacon of hope and care for the community we serve, and we cannot do it alone.

Please join us and renew your volunteer membership of The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund.

We encourage you to pay your dues before December 7, 2020.

For those members who have already paid their dues for 2020, we appreciate your support.  Additional contributions of cash, checks or money orders are accepted at:

The Times-Picayune Doll & Toy Fund, c/o Quo Vadis Sylve Hollins,

The New Orleans Advocate

840 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA  70130.

Donations can be made online by visiting our website at

If you have not yet paid your dues or would like to become a member, click here to download the membership application.

Please complete it and return it with your dues to the above address.

Please share the membership application with friends and family members interested in volunteering.

Thank you for supporting The Doll & Toy Fund and helping the children who need us most during the holiday season.


David Francis
2019 General Chairman


David J. Francis

Arthur Johnson

Caroline K. Rafferty

Maurice Brown
Kenneth A. Burrell*
David Francis
Jeannee Foster
Zana Georges
Robert Hatley

Madeline Jones
Ronald McClain
Dylan Penny
Renee Piediscalzo

Gerald Plough
Lauren Ruello
Kate Sarphie
Quo Vadis Sylve Hollins
Amanda Vazquez

*Past Chairman


Contact The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund.