The Joy Project is simply a network of friends, businesses and community who work together (not a non-profit, we have no funding) to make sure those living in hotels and other temporary living situations have a homemade Christmas Eve meal and a gift to open! Santa Claus takes a break from his busy schedule to hand deliver gifts to the kids living at the hotels. Last year we provided meals and gifts to people living at Grand Inn Motels, Rodeway Inn (West Fargo), Gladys Ray Shelter, Dorothy Day House, Stepping Stones Resource Center, YOUTHWORKS, YWCA Shelter and Project Hart (for homeless Veterans). We visit each location earlier in the day to decorate and make the location as festive as possible. Then we come in later to set up a meal, visit, pass out gifts and clean up. Everything is done by people volunteering their Christmas Eve to help out!
Funded by Cass Clay (October 2016)