Please join our NORTH DEARBORN ASSOCIATION friends when they host the annual Joy of Toys holiday wrapping party on Saturday, December 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This unofficial--and delightful--start to the holiday season in the Gold Coast will be held at neighborhood favorite restaurant Mario's Table at 21 W. Goethe Street. Owner Mario Stefanini, a board member of Gold Coast Neighbors Association, provides complimentary food and beverages for all attendees--as he has done for the last 22 years!
The toys collected and wrapped at Joy of Toys are distributed to students at George Manierre School and the Catherine Ferguson Child Parent Center. Since 1993, this popular event has provided more than 7,300 Chicago-area children with a gift during the holidays.
Cost: Admission is free but requires a new, unwrapped gift valued at $20
Please note: When purchasing the gift(s), purchase for a child 3-10 years old.
Suggested gifts include: dolls, sports equipment, action figures, games and remote controlled toys (with batteries included).
Please avoid: items that require a computer or other hardware, toy guns, oversized toys, and strictly educational or religious-themed items.