Save the Date: “Play Your Part Chicago” Returns July 25

June 15, 2018 | Toy professionals are invited to open their hearts and join The Toy Foundation (TTF) for a fun-filled day of play with nearly 200 foster children at the upcoming Play Your Part Chicago event, taking place July 25. Volunteer registration is now open.  Companies are also invited to sponsor one of several of the event’s activity stations.

Volunteers from local toy companies will gather at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, to entertain kids in need with games and activities, and distribute brand-new playthings to every child in attendance.  Volunteers will also fill gift bags with toys destined for thousands of additional foster children in the Chicago area.

The Foundation is looking for companies to donate toys and games of all kinds and for all ages, including arts & crafts activities, books, multicultural dolls, games, plush, puzzles, sports toys, and more.

“Sadly, far too many foster children do not receive the emotional support they need while growing up. However, the toy community has the opportunity to help make a difference in their lives through Play Your Part Chicago,” said Elizabeth Max, TTF’s senior foundation manager. “We are excited to host this meaningful event and look forward seeing many of our toy industry colleagues next month.”

Play Your Part Chicago will be held July 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Corporate teams and individuals who want to participate have until Monday, July 2 to sign up. Sponsorship commitments are needed as soon as possible; toy donations will be accepted through Monday, July 9. Contact TTF’s Elizabeth Max (646.520.4851) to sign up or for more information.