Toy Industry Foundation's Toys Across America Brings Over 500,000 New Toys to Kids in Need in All 50 States Today
New York, NY - August 1, 2013 – Today, for the very first time, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and its Toy Bank will distribute more than 500,000 new toys and games to children in need in all 50 states on a single day. Dubbed "Toys Across America," this special day of toys, play and fun celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Toy Bank, a program that collects new toys from donor toy companies and delivers them through a network of charities serving kids and families.
Toy Industry Foundation Announces CASA for Children as New National Partner
$200,000 grant and toy donations inspire hope for abused and neglected children across the U.S.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 -- The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced a new national partner, CASA for Children (CASA), for 2013. In communities across the country, CASA's highly trained volunteers provide one-on-one advocacy for children in the foster care and family court systems. Appointed by a judge, CASA volunteers fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. Thanks to a $200,000 grant and ongoing toy donations from TIF, CASA will expand its network of volunteer advocates serving more than 234,000 foster children in 2013. The partnership also aims to provide kids with stability and emotional support by helping CASA volunteers bond with children through toys.
Toy Industry Foundation Crosses Pacific, Brings Play to U.S. Military Families in Japan
TIF holds international event with partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Services
OKINAWA, Japan, Nov. 8, 2012 -- Kadena U.S. Air Force Base -- Nearly 1,000 boys and girls stationed with their parents on Kadena U.S. Air Force Base in Japan were treated to an extraordinary day of gifts and play on November 1st by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services. Joined by Marine families stationed in nearby in Okinawa, the children experienced a fun-filled toy giveaway event, providing relief and a reminder of home to kids living with their parents so far away from what is familiar.
Military life is difficult for families, especially those stationed internationally. Thanks to the special toy giveaway event, children of U.S. Airmen and Marines have many days of play ahead of them, providing a respite from stress and homesickness.
Toy Industry Foundation Launches "Make a Stand for Kids"
Money Raised By Kids through Lemonade Stands Helps Give the Gift of Play to Kids in Need
NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 -- The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of a new program that provides a fun and engaging way for kids, communities and companies to make a stand – a lemonade stand, that will help give the gift of play to disadvantaged children around the country. "Make a Stand for Kids" is a new charity-based initiative that encourages young entrepreneurs to set up and run their own lemonade stand in support of the Toy Industry Foundation to distribute toys and make play possible for children in crisis or other stressful situations.
"There are millions of children around the country who don't get the opportunity to play," said Jean Butler, executive director of TIF. "Our 'Make a Stand for Kids' program empowers kids to help other kids by setting up their own lemonade stand. While running their own business children can also learn about the importance of charitable giving, giving back to others and helping those less fortunate."