TIF’s #MyToyMemory Holiday Fundraiser Closes on December 31st

It isn’t too late to participate in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) holiday fundraising initiative to bring everlasting toy memories to children in need. The Foundation’s #MyToyMemory campaign will remain open through December 31, 2015.

 

1,000 Children at U.S. Naval Station Rota in Spain Get New Toys from Toy Industry Foundation

Christmas came early for nearly 1,000 deserving children and their families stationed at U.S. Naval Station Rota in Spain on December 11th, when the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services arrived with brand-new toys to delight boys and girls of all ages.

 

MOOSE TOYS’ SHOPKINS™ GEMMA STONE AUCTION OF $21,500 TO BENEFIT THE TOY INDUSTRY FOUNDATION

Moose Toys is donating $21,500 to the Toy Industry Foundation – the full auction amount from the recent week-long charity auction for the highly-coveted Gemma Stone Shopkins™ character. After 118 bids, a dedicated fan in Florida is now the proud owner of the rare toy.

 

Promote Your Brand in a Very Special Tribute Book

Participate in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) most important fundraiser of the year by promoting your brand in a special collector’s edition of the 2016 Tribute Book – the official take-home program for the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony on February 12, 2016.

 

Moose Toys “Gemma Stone” Auction to Benefit Toy Industry Foundation

Moose Toys has launched an online charity auction to benefit the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and its programs that deliver the joy of toys and play to children in need. From now through December 6, 2015, Shopkins fans will have a chance to bid on Gemma Stone, the rarest character in the collection. All proceeds from the eBay auction will benefit TIF.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer with Military Toy Giveaways … and More!

Christmas came early for hundreds of deserving children and their families stationed at USCG Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on November 20th, when the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services arrived with brand-new toys and games to delight boys and girls of all ages.

 

1,450 Children at Fort Huachuca Get New Toys and Games from Toy Industry Foundation

Nearly 1,500 deserving children and their families stationed at Fort Huachuca received brand new toys from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services at a special event held on Friday, November 13 in Sierra Vista, AZ.

 

#MyToyMemory Campaign Brings Holiday Cheer to Children in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is calling upon toy companies and toy lovers to help the Foundation reach 300,000 kids in need this holiday season. Making a difference is as simple as participating in TIF’s #MyToyMemory movement on social media and making a small financial donation to help TIF get toys into the hands of kids who need them most.

 

Thousands of Kids Living on Multiple U.S. Military Bases Will Receive New Toys for the Holidays

In honor of the sacrifices made by our nation’s brave service men and women, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will be delivering the magic of toys and play to children living on U.S. military bases at home and abroad over the next several weeks.

 

Holiday Toy Drive: Bring Joy to Children in Need through December 31

Bring the joy and therapeutic benefits of toys and play to children in need this holiday season by donating toys, games, books, plush, crafts and more to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) annual Holiday Toy Drive, open now through December 31.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Announces Industry-Wide #MyToyMemory Holiday Campaign

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced the launch of a ground-breaking fundraising campaign that will put new, donated toys into the hands of children in need this holiday season. Dubbed #MyToyMemory, the interactive campaign leverages social media and consumer nostalgia to raise a minimum of $50,000 in support of TIF programs that provide toys to children who are ill, impoverished, rescued from abuse, or otherwise in need.

 

Donate Toys at Fall Toy Preview

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will be collecting playthings from exhibiting toy companies at the close of Fall Toy Preview on Thursday, October 8. These toys and games will help to soothe, comfort, and inspire thousands of Dallas-area children living through various difficult situations.

 

Mattel Donates Over $5 Million in Toys to the Toy Industry Foundation’s Summer Toy Drive

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) applauds the generosity of Mattel, Inc. for their record-breaking donation of over $5 million in toys and games to TIF’s 2015 Summer Toy Drive. Mattel’s charitable contribution will bring the magic of play to half a million disadvantaged children nationwide.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Launches Auction to Benefit Kids in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of its second annual auction with Charitybuzz – the premier online charity auction marketplace – featuring unique experiences and exclusive items, including a meet-and-greet with Mark Cuban in Dallas, TX, and a rare, highly sought-after Karl Lagerfeld Barbie doll from Mattel. Bids may be placed online through September 30, 2015.

 

Last Chance: Donate to TIF’s Most Critical Toy Drive of the Year

There is still time to bring joy, comfort and learning to children in need by participating in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) annual Summer Toy Drive – the most critical toy collection of the year. The drive will remain open through Labor Day (September 7).

 

Join the “Leaders Circle Challenge” and Help TIF Bring Play to Kids in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is encouraging its Leaders Circle donors to take on the Leaders Circle Challenge – a competition to grow this exclusive program for individuals who make annual personal donations of $250 or more to TIF. Leaders Circle members who take on the challenge by recruiting new donors and raising funds will help support TIF programs that deliver the magic of play to millions of children in need.

 

Summer Toy Drive Highlights: TIF Impacts Kids across the Country

To date, 58 toy companies, retailers and distributors have donated $5 million in toys and games to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2015 Summer Toy Drive, bringing the joy, magic and benefits of play to children in need nationwide.

 

Mid-Year Impact Report: TIF Brings Play to 300,000 Kids in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced that nearly 300,000 children in need have received brand-new toys from TIF since the beginning of the year, thanks to generous toy and financial donations received from friends across the industry.

 

3,700 Brand-New Toys Light Up the Lives of Chicago-Area Foster Children

Nearly five-hundred Chicago-area foster and underprivileged children received brand-new toys and enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of play at a special “Play Your Part – Chicago” event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association and CASA of Cook County. Held on Thursday, July 16 at U.S. Cellular Field, the memorable event was made possible thanks to generous toy industry volunteers, donors and sponsors from dozens of local toy companies.

 

Bring Summertime Fun to Kids in Need: Donate to the Summer Toy Drive

Help bring wonderful summertime memories to children in need by participating in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) biggest toy collection of the year – the 2015 Summer Toy Drive – open now through Labor Day weekend.

 

Rise to the Challenge: Become a Leaders Circle Ambassador!

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is encouraging current Leaders Circle (LC) members to take on the “Leaders Circle Challenge” by becoming ambassadors for the Foundation’s cause and encouraging members of their personal networks to join the LC – an exclusive program for individuals who make annual personal donations of $250 or more to TIF.

 

TIF to Host “Day of Play” for 1,000 Children of Military Families Stationed in Spain

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is pleased to announce that a fall toy giveaway is being planned for U.S. Navy families stationed in Rota, Spain. Held in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services, the October event will bring brand-new toys and a fun-filled day of play to 1,000 children living overseas.

 

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Chicago Toy Giveaway Benefitting Foster Children

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is seeking toy donations and volunteers for an upcoming toy distribution event benefitting 600 foster children in Cook County, Illinois. Held in partnership with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, “Play Your Part – Chicago” will be held on Thursday, July 16 at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.

 

“Game On!” Competition to Launch for Toy Company Marketing Teams

On June 22, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will launch Game On!, a competition encouraging toy company marketing teams to compete against each other for a chance to win a TIF grant to their children’s charity of choice and help the Foundation make a difference in the lives of children in need. Teams are asked to sign up by June 17.

 

Biggest Toy Drive of the Year Kicks Off!

Help brighten the lives of children in need this summer by donating your toys, games, books and DVDs to the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2015 Summer Toy Drive, open June 1 through Labor Day weekend.

 

CRA-Z-ART Partners with the Toy Industry Foundation to Impact Five Million Children in Need in 2015

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is proud to announce that CRA-Z-ART, a New Jersey-based toy and craft company, has been named the exclusive sponsor of TIF’s Toy Bank program for 2015. CRA-Z-ART’s sponsorship includes a $10,000 donation, which will help TIF bring the magic of play to millions of children in need this year.

 

Toy Industry Foundation and National CASA Team Up to Help 7,000 Kids in Need in Southern California

Foster children throughout Southern California will be given the magic and joy of play thanks to nearly 150 volunteers brought together on Friday by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA).

 

Giving Back Feels Better When it’s Done with Friends

Young toy professionals with an interest in supporting the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) philanthropic efforts are invited to team up with their colleagues and make a collective financial donation by forming a Leaders Circle Group (LCG). Donation groups can be comprised of any number of members for any combined amount of money at or above $250.

 

TIF Collects Donated Toys at TTPM Spring Showcase to Benefit Hundreds of Kids in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) collected thousands of dollars worth of brand-new toys and games during TTPM’s annual Spring / Summer Showcase on April 30th, helping to bring the many benefits of play to nearly 500 local children affected by HIV / AIDS.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Publishes Annual Report: Nearly 5 Million Kids Served in 2014

TIF experienced a groundbreaking year, delivering the magic of play to nearly five million children in low-income communities, military families, foster care and hospitals over the course of last year. Learn more about the Foundation’s 2014 accomplishments in its Annual Report, now available online.

 

1,500 Children at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Get New Toys from Toy Industry Foundation

Fifteen-hundred deserving children and their families stationed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar received brand new toys from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services at a special “Month of the Military Child” celebration on Saturday, April 11th in San Diego, CA.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Collects Thousands in Donated Toys at ToyFest West

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) collected thousands of dollars in brand-new toys and games for children in need at the close of ToyFest West on March 11, 2015. This year marked the Foundation’s first time serving as the official charity partner for the Western Toy and Hobby Representatives Association’s (WTHRA) annual Las Vegas show.

 

Excess Inventory? Consider Donating to the Toy Industry Foundation

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is hoping to provide toys and games to more than five million children in need in 2015 – but TIF will need the toy industry’s help to make that happen. Donated playthings of all kinds – from board games and books to arts & crafts and plush – will light up the lives of children in need and provide them with critical opportunities to learn and grow through play.

 

Register for TIF’s Annual Toy Industry Volunteer & Networking Event

Registration is now open for the Toy Industry Foundation’s annual Play Your Part volunteer and networking event, taking place on Friday, May 15 in Gardena, California. Free for all to attend, the event (including lunch) will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beverly Hills Transfer and Storage.

 

Toy Industry Donates Record-Breaking $612,000 in Toys for Children in Need at Toy Fair 2015

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced that a record-breaking 44,000 playthings valued at $612,000 were donated to The Toy Bank by 270 caring toy companies at the close of the 112th North American International Toy Fair.

 

REMINDER: TIF Annual Toy Bank Collection at Toy Fair

Toy companies exhibiting at the 112th North American International Toy Fair are reminded that at the close of show on Tuesday, February 17th, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will be holding its largest and most significant one-day toy collection of the year.

 

Support Kids in Need: Place an Ad in TOTY Tribute Book Addendum

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced there is less than one week remaining to reserve ad space in the Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) Tribute Book addendum. Each ad placed in the Tribute Book and its addendum directly supports TIF’s work to annually deliver brand-new, skill-building, and comforting toys and games to millions of children in need.

 

Save the Date: TIF Annual Toy Bank Collection at Toy Fair

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will be holding its largest and most significant one-day toy collection of the year on Tuesday, February 17th at the close of the 112th North American International Toy Fair.

 

TIA’s Annual Toy Safety Update to Take Place at Toy Fair

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) will host its annual Toy Safety Update on the morning of Monday, February 16th at the 112th North American International Toy Fair. The free seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 1E21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Registration for the session may be completed at the time of Toy Fair registration.

 

Toy Industry Foundation: Record-Breaking Year of Providing Comfort and Hope to Children in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has reported record-breaking year-end results for 2014: nearly $19 million in new, donated playthings were distributed to five million children in need across North America and around the world, including kids living as far away as Albania, Armenia, Romania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

Reminder: TOTY Tribute Book Fundraiser Closes January 23

Toy industry stakeholders are invited to expose their brands in front of top industry executives and support children in need by placing an ad in the 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Tribute Book. The deadline to submit an ad for the commemorative publication is Friday, January 23rd.