Toy Coffee, a treat for adults and children

Published 7:28 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


A sneak peek inside the house where Nelda Stark lived was a child and again later in life.

While toys set in the traditional sleigh outside were quickly gathered as the rain began to sprinkle on the event, it did not stop people from taking the tour to see the beautiful house decked out for the holidays.

There was even a guest appearance of Santa Claus who took a seat in the dining room to hear guest’s wishes for Christmas.

Admission to the annual event for guests was a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary donation, which was given to The Salvation Army of Orange County for use in its Christmas program for needy families.

The event has raised approximately $30,000 and over 4,000 toys for Orange County children in the last eight years.

The Service League of Orange helps bag up the toys with the Salvation Army to be handed out.

The event is held annually by the Service League of Orange, which was founded in 1954. The first Toy Coffee was held in 1956 and has been going strong every year since then.