Quick Facts

  • Event Launched: December 1996
  • Founded By: Pastor Miles McPherson
  • Guest Attendance Last Year: 20,023
  • Volunteers Served Last Year: 3,718
  • Media Contact: Mei Ling Nazar 858.254.6019

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2015

Man with Toy
Dec 12, 2015 The Union Tribune highlights the Rock Church’s 19th Annual Toys for Joy event.
Kids and their family
Dec 12, 2015 The Union Tribune captures Toys for Joy through a photo gallery of the event.

2013

Christian Post
Dec 16, 2013 Christian Post reports the impact of the 17th annual Toys for Joy event and the many toys, clothing, and groceries given away to those less fortunate.
Woman with puppy
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 features the Dog Lovers ministry and how they are partnering with the 17th annual Toys for Joy.
Kids playing music
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 interviews Pastor Miles McPherson about the impact that Toys for Joy has on the San Diego Community while featuring a performance by Jr. Crew.
Reporters
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 praises Toys for Joy as they share the purpose of the event live from the gospel stage at Toys for Joy.
Boy with book
Dec 14, 2013 UT San Diego profiles Toys for Joy as the largest toy giveaway to impact the San Diego community on December 14th.
Girl interview
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 reports live from Toys for Joy as children discuss what they want for Christmas.
Snippet
Dec 14, 2013 ABC 10 praises the Rock Church’s Toys for Joy event and its impact on the San Diego community in bringing Christmas to families in need.
Crowd photo
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 encourages viewers to take part in the 17th annual Toys for Joy event.
Pastor Miles
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 features the 17th annual Toys for Joy event in City Heights where thousands of children and their families are given toys, food, and clothing, featuring an interview with Pastor Miles.
Girl
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 highlights Rock Church spreading joy through the 17th annual Toys for Joy event.
Pastor Miles
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 presents Toys for Joy and Pastor Miles from the Toys for Joy gospel stage, featuring Island Praise & Dance Ministry.
Kids interview
Dec 14, 2013 SD 6 showcases the 17th annual Toys for Joy event as thousands of children and their families wait in line to pick out a toy for Christmas.
Island Praise & Dance Ministry
Dec 14, 2013 KUSI praises the 17th annual Toys for Joy event with Pastor Miles and Island Praise & Dance Ministry.
Island Praise & Dance Ministry
Dec 14, 2013 KUSI praises the 17th annual Toys for Joy event with Pastor Miles and Island Praise & Dance Ministry.
Lillie McMillan
Dec 14, 2013 KUSI reports live from the 17th annual Toys for Joy event with Porter Elementary School Principal, Lilly Mcmillan.
Gospel Dance Troop
Dec 14, 2013 KUSI highlights Rock Church’s Toys for Joy with the gospel dance troop from Bayview Baptist Church.
Mayoral candidates
Dec 14, 2013 KUSI presents the 17th annual Toys for Joy and many of the San Diego families impacted by the event with interviews from the mayoral candidates.
Reporter
Dec 14, 2013 ABC 10 showcases how families are impacted at the 17th annual Toys for Joy event, including an interview with Rock Church volunteer Michael McCowan.
Church choir
Dec 12, 2013 SD 6 features Toys for Joy volunteers serving at the San Diego Food Bank for the approaching Toys for Joy event, including a performance by individuals from Rock choir.
Interview
Dec 12, 2013 SD 6 profiles Toys for Joy at the San Diego Food Bank while volunteers help prepare for the event, featuring Rock Church’s Hip Hop Ministry and San Diego Half Marathon.
Church choir
Dec 12, 2013 SD 6 reports the upcoming Toys for Joy from the San Diego Food Bank where volunteers help organize food for the event, featuring Dog Lovers Ministry and individuals from Rock Church’s choir.

2012

News snippet
Dec 09, 2012 Union Tribune highlights the Toys for Joy event that gave away toys, food, and clothing.
Woman interview
Dec 08, 2012 Fox 5 interviews an attendee at the event on why she's grateful for Toys for Joy.
Live Shot
Dec 08, 2012 Dave Scott reports the morning weather live from Toys for Joy.
Lily McMillan
Dec 08, 2012 KUSI interviews Lily McMillan, Porter Elementary’s Principal, on the impact Toys for Joy has had on her students and their families
Miles McPherson
Dec 08, 2012 Pastor Miles explains the need that Toys for Joy meets
Girl with toy
Dec 08, 2012 San Diego families came away with the true meaning of Christmas at Toys for Joy.
Hula dancers
Dec 08, 2012 Island Praise and Dance Ministry show off their dance skills at Toys for Joy.
Drummers
Dec 08, 2012 KUSI showcases Jr. Crew during their performance at Toys for Joy.
Man being interviewed
Dec 08, 2012 David Robles shares the purpose behind Toys for Joy.
Volunteer
Dec 06, 2012 Fox interviews a family serving together at the San Diego Food Bank bagging groceries for Toys for Joy.
Food donations
Dec 04, 2012 10 News highlights what families can expect at Toys for Joy.
Food donations
Dec 04, 2012 KUSI features Miles McPherson encouraging the San Diego community to donate to the San Diego Food Bank for Toys for Joy.
Making food
Dec 03, 2012 Good Morning San Diego (KUSI) features Toys for Joy platinum sponsors, Los Primos and Operacaffe, while they cook up some food.

2011

Siblings
Dec 31, 2011 KFMB profile of a young boy that selflessly gave his bicycle to his sister at Toys for Joy and Pastor Miles McPherson's response to the boy's generosity.
Siblings pay it forward
Dec 31, 2011 NBC San Diego follows Miles McPherson delivering a bicycle to a young boy that attended Toys for Joy with his family.
New bike
Dec 31, 2011 Fox 5 News shares the story of a 6-year-old boy that gave a bicycle he received at Toys for Joy to his sister.
The Christian Post
Dec 19, 2011 The Christian Post profiles the Rock Church's 15th Annual Toys for Joy event.
Porter Elementary
Dec 17, 2011 KFMB features the Rock Church's 15th Annual Toys for Joy event at Lincoln High School and Porter Elementary.
Family stage
Dec 17, 2011 KUSI News on scene with Miles McPherson at the family stage during Toys for Joy 2011, an event hosted by the Rock Church giving food, clothes and toys to thousands of San Diego families.
Gina Garcia
Dec 17, 2011 ABC 10 News interviews mother, Gina Garcia, at Toys for Joy 2011 on how the event impacted her
Pastor Mickey Stonier
Dec 16, 2011 KUSI News features Pastor Mickey Stonier discussing the 15th Annual Toys for Joy event, as well as Jr. Crew, one of the many groups performing at Toys for Joy 2011.

2010

Voice & Viewpoint
Dec 12, 2010 San Diego Voice & Viewpoint features how the Rock Church shows love to the community through gifts and the Gospel message.
Pastor Miles
Dec 11, 2010 The Union Tribune applauds the Rock Church's efforts to serve the community at their 14th annual Toys for Joy event.
Reporter
Dec 11, 2010 Noticias New highlights how the Rock Church's Toys for Joy event is helping San Diegans this Christmas.
Kid with Toy
Dec 11, 2010 Annual Toys For Joy event where over 9,500 toys and10,000 bags of groceries were given away.
Girl with toy
Dec 11, 2010 CW6 News features the Rock Church's Toys for Joy event and its impact on the San Diego community.
Group shot
Dec 11, 2010 10News highlights the Rock Church's 14th Annual Toys for Joy event.
San Diego coast
Dec 09, 2010 AOL's City Best features the Rock Church's 14th annual Toys For Joy event!
Press
Dec 01, 2010 Christian Examiner highlights the Rock Church's efforts to provide toys and love for families this Christmas.
Interview
Nov 26, 2010 CW 6 News highlights the 14th Annual Toys For Joy event and how to give back on Black Friday.
Interview
Nov 16, 2010 Fox5 News "Spiritual in San Diego" promotes the upcoming 14th annual Toys For Joy event hosted by the Rock Church.

2009

Article
Dec 12, 2009 Food, toys, services draw thousands to event for needy. Despite the rain, the wind and the mud, thousands of people lined up around Memorial Park and Recreation Center yesterday for an early bit of Christmas.
Toys
Dec 12, 2009 Toys for Joy and the impact it had on the community were featured on the local news stations.