Last month, the San Jose Location and other volunteers worked tirelessly to distribute over 8,000 toys to more than 1,800 needy families from December 19 through December 21, 2020.

Many local charities had to reduce or cancel their toy giveaway programs this year due to the pandemic. Martha’s Kitchen, The US Marines via Toys for Tots, and the Order of Malta Western Association partnered together to ensure that children in the San Jose area ranging from infants to age 14, would not have to experience a Christmas without gifts. Click HERE to find out more about this event.

The incredible effort and impact of the Order of Malta’s service to the needy was recognized by the Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of San Jose.

Please click HERE to read the entire letter.

In this year of St. Joseph, we are grateful for modern day “Joseph’s,” like the members of the Order, who care for and protect the most vulnerable in our midst. - Bishop Oscar Cantú