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The Toy Association


Party City Donates 150,000 Items to The Toy Foundation

Products such as Puzzle Erasers, Plush Toys, and More Will Benefit Underprivileged Youth in Braddock, PA

New York, NY | August 27, 2018 
– Underprivileged youth and teens were gifted with new toys this summer thanks to Party City’s generous donation of 150,000 items to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) Summer Toy Drive.

Items including Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Despicable Me puzzle erasers, as well as pencil cases and plush, were generously provided by the first-time donor to TTF’s Toy Bank. Party City’s items were delivered to Braddock Redux, a not-for-profit that serves, supports, and mentors local youth in Braddock, PA. The organization’s mission is to mobilize teens and young adults from both within and outside the community for the overall betterment of the Braddock area through employment and training opportunities, art initiatives, green initiatives, the creative re-use of existing structures, and other opportunities that arise.

“We are grateful to receive this generous donation from our new donor, Party City,” said Jean Butler, executive director of The Toy Foundation. “This donation will make play possible for youth and teens who otherwise may not have access to the ‘tools of play’ due to circumstances beyond their control. We appreciate Party City’s generosity and look forward to building our partnership with them in the future!” 

Added Bill Furtkevic, vice president of marketing at Party City: “At Party City, we are committed to caring for our communities by working together with like-minded partners, such as The Toy Foundation. Our philanthropic efforts focus on bettering the lives of children in both our own backyard and around the globe, and we are proud to be able to help bring a smile and small celebration to those in need through this great organization.”

The Toy Bank is generously stocked by manufacturers, retailers, and distributors throughout the year, and makes play possible for families living in poverty, foster children, military families, kids undergoing medical treatments, children with special needs, and many others. The Toy Foundation collects millions of toys and distributes them to a network of more than 1,000 charities across the nation and around the globe. The Toy Foundation’s Summer Toy Drive is ongoing through Labor Day weekend. Visit to donate.

About The Toy Foundation         
The Toy Foundation (TTF) is a 501(c)3 children’s charity whose mission is to provide joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play. TTF serves children who are coping with serious illness, enduring temporary home placements in the foster care system, suffering from abuse or neglect, experiencing separation from a deployed military parent, or dealing with devastating natural disasters. To date, TTF’s signature program, The Toy Bank, has provided more than $200 million in toys to more than 25 million children in need around the globe, thanks to its generous toy donors.

About Party City
Party City Holdco Inc. is the leading party goods company by revenue in North America and, we believe, the largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally by revenue. The company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great retail brand, the company is a global, world-class organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations complemented by a multi-channel retailing strategy and e-commerce retail operations. The company is the leading player in its category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth. Party City Holdco designs, manufactures, sources, and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts, and stationery throughout the world. The company’s retail operations include over 900 specialty retail party supply stores (including approximately 150 franchise stores) throughout North America operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name