Emily’s Toys 4 Joy collects donations of new items for boys and girls, such as toys, games, DVD’s, stuffed animals, and arts and crafts supplies.

Emily’s Toys 4 Joy was founded by our daughter, Emily Fawcett at age 6, after having been hospitalized herself. While in the hospital, she received a new toy from her Child Life Specialist that made her feel better, provided much needed distraction and an opportunity for she and her Child Life Specialist to connect. After her recovery, she said ‘I want every child in the hospital to feel the way that I did when I got a new toy!’ And so we began…

Today, Emily’s Toys 4 Joy serves valley hospitals providing new toys for boys and girls, toddlers to teens. These toys act as therapeutic tools and brighten the day of thousands of children each year. The majority of new toys are collected through our month long drive each October.

A collaborative fund named ‘Emily’s Toys 4 Joy’ has been established at the Arizona Community Foundation a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit organization (Tax ID 86-0348306). Because of the Arizona Community Foundation’s tax-exempt status, gifts to this fund are tax deductible, subject to individual limitations.

Thank you so much for supporting Emily’s Toys 4 Joy!

Recent Updates



Grab the kids and join us for this Free Event Benefiting Emily’s Toys 4 Joy Please bring a New Toy for a hospitalized child! Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm Please visit boofestphx.com for additional information.

Emily's Toys 4 Joy - Current Partners

2013 Partners

Here is a current list of Emily’s Toys 4 Joy Partners. New toy drop-offs begin October 1, 2013. For a list of drop-off locations, please click here. Special Thank You to: APS CBS Outdoor Happy Valley Baptist Church – 43rd


Emily Featured in AZ Health and Living’s January Issue


CBS Outdoor Phoenix Billboard