Ceaco/Gamewright Donates $3 Million in Toys to Toy Industry Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive

More than a quarter of a million children who are impoverished, underserved or otherwise in need will receive brand-new toys for the holidays, thanks to a generous donation from Ceaco/Gamewright of close to $3 million in games and puzzles during the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2016 Holiday Toy Drive.

 

TIF Brings Toys to Nearly 2 Million Children through Military Partnership

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has provided toys and games to more than 1.7 million military children and families through its long-term partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services, bringing joy and laughter to children living on nearly 250 U.S. military bases.

 

More than 600 Children at Dyess Air Force Base Get New Toys & Games from Toy Industry Foundation

More than 600 children living at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas were treated to a special toy giveaway on December 6 hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.

 

Reserve Space Now to Promote Your Brand in the 2017 Tribute Book

Companies looking for a valuable way to promote their brands – and contribute to a good cause – can now reserve ad space in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2017 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 17th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony.

 

Toy Industry Donates $255,000 in Toys to TODAY Show Holiday Toy Drive

The Toy Industry Foundation appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show on November 29 to celebrate the toy companies who generously donated more than 10,000 toys and games valued at $255,000 to the TODAY Show’s annual Holiday Toy Drive.

 

Toy of the Year Finalists Featured on Amazon and Toys“R”Us

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced that the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award finalists are being featured on amazon.com/toty and toysrus.com through February 2017, providing shoppers with unprecedented access to a comprehensive “toy hotlist” selected by toy and play experts.

 

2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association

From innovative tech toys and licensed characters to enriching playthings that teach and inspire, 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards were unveiled today by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Between now and January 15, 2017, consumers can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toy picks in each of the 14 categories – including new categories for 2017, like Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Vehicle of the Year. The TOTY winners will be announced in February.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Presents Nemours with $400,000 to Aid in Pediatric Research

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) presented Nemours, one of the country’s largest pediatric health care systems, with a $400,000 check on November 8 to support research that will explore how pediatric patients with life-threatening illnesses and undergoing medical procedures cope and heal through play. As previously reported, research findings will be used to develop an innovative intervention program using play materials and other resources to support and comfort sick children and their families.

 

800 Children at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak Get New Toys and Games from Toy Industry Foundation

More than 800 kids and teens living with their families at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak were treated to a special toy giveaway on October 22nd hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Collecting Toys for Kids in Need at Fall Toy Preview

Exhibitors at Fall Toy Preview have the ability to stretch their charitable legs and bring smiles to thousands of deserving children by donating their toys and games to children in need.

 

Toy Industry Foundation & Nemours Children’s Health System Announce Research Partnership

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, and Nemours, one of the country’s largest pediatric health systems, operating two children’s hospitals and more than 40 outpatient facilities with operations in five states, today announced the launch of a year-long research partnership. With the support of a $400,000 grant from TIF, Nemours will explore the impact of trauma-informed patient care and the role of play in helping children and families heal and cope while in the hospital. Research findings will be used to develop an innovative, high-quality program focused on trauma-informed care, using play materials and related resources designed to support and comfort children experiencing stress reactions due to life-threatening illness, injury or painful medical procedures.

 

Nominate Toys, Games and Licenses by Friday, Sept. 30 for TOTY 2017

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding industry stakeholders to nominate their toys, games and licenses for the 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards! Submissions must be received by Friday, September 30, 2016.

 

Young Toy Professionals Invited to Networking Cocktail Party at Fall Toy Preview

| The Toy Industry Association (TIA) Young Professionals Network (YPN), an organization that supports the growth, development and retention of young professionals in the toy industry, will host a networking cocktail party on Wednesday, September 28 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Free for all to attend, the event will take place following the close of the second day of Fall Toy Preview.

 

Last Chance to Donate to 2016 Summer Toy Drive

It’s your last chance to participate in the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) biggest toy collection of the year – the 2016 Summer Toy Drive. Open through September 5, the drive is collecting new toys and games for kids who are sick, neglected, in foster care, living on U.S. military bases or experiencing other hardships.

 

Digital Kids Summit to Explore “Business Hacks” for Engaging with Kids

Toy and entertainment industry professionals with an interest in capturing and keeping clients engaged in the digital age are invited to attend the Digital Kids Summit, taking place September 13-14, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) Genius of Play initiative, which highlights the crucial developmental benefits of play, will be featured as an event sponsor.

 

New Categories & Judging Process Announced for Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY)

The Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, has announced the introduction of several new categories for the 17th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, including Action Figure of the Year, Collectible of the Year, Construction Toy of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Vehicle of the Year. TIA has also announced that a more efficient and transparent judging method will help determine this year’s finalists.

 

TIF’s Summer Toy Drive Aims to Reach 200,000 Kids in Need

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 2016 Summer Toy Drive – open now through Labor Day weekend.

 

Thousands of Brand-New Toys Put Smiles on the Faces of Children in Foster Care

More than 400 Chicago area children living in foster care 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 Association (National CASA) and CASA of Cook County. Held on Wednesday, July 27 at U.S. Cellular Field, the memorable event was made possible thanks to generous toy industry volunteers, donors and sponsors from over 25 local toy companies.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Receives 20,000 Dolls from Madame Alexander to Comfort Children in Need

Children who are impoverished, underserved or otherwise in need will receive brand-new Madame Alexander dolls this summer, thanks to the toy company’s generous donation of 20,000 customizable doll sets during the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) 2016 Summer Toy Drive.

 

TIF Summer Campaigns Aim to Reach More than 1 Million Kids in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) biggest toy collection of the year, the 2016 Summer Toy Drive, is in full swing and welcoming product donations from youth entertainment companies through Labor Day weekend. TIF has also launched “$100for100,” a new campaign in honor of the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 100th anniversary.

 

Toy Donations for TIF’s “Play Your Part Chicago” Accepted through July 15th

Toy donations are being accepted through July 15th for the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) second annual Play Your Part Chicago volunteer event, taking place July 27th at US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.

 

Local Toy Industry Volunteers Roll Up Their Sleeves to Help 25,000 Foster Children

Thousands of foster children throughout Southern California will be given the magic and joy of play thanks to 250 local volunteers brought together today by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) at TIF’s annual “Play Your Part” event.

 

1,000 Children at Ventura County Naval Base Get New Toys and Games from Toy Industry Foundation

More than 1,000 kids and teens living with their families at Ventura County Naval Base were treated to a special toy giveaway on June 10th hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Military Services.

 

Spring Toy Drive Aims to Double TIF's Impact in 2016

The Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) Spring Toy Drive is underway, aiming to bring the joy and benefits of play to 2 million deserving children this season. The drive’s most recent collection was held in Manhattan, where TIF was the official charity of aNb Media’s annual TTPM Spring Showcase on April 28th.

 

TIF Reaches Nearly 3,800 Children at USAG Hawaii CYS Services

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services brought the magic of play to nearly 3,800 smiling children registered with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Child and Youth Services on April 5th.

 

Nearly 3,800 Children at USAG Hawaii CYS Services Receive New Toys and Games from Toy Industry Found

Nearly 3,800 children registered with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Child and Youth Services received brand new toys Tuesday, April 5, from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.

 

Impact Report: TIF Brings Play to 200,000 Deserving Children Since January

Nearly 200,000 toys have been delivered to as many smiling children through the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) signature Toy Bank program in 2016. Thanks to hundreds of generous product manufacturers across the toy industry, close to $1.3 million in toys, games and playthings have been donated and distributed since January.

 

TIF Announces Second Annual Play Your Part Chicago

Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) second annual Play Your Part Chicago will take place on July 27th at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Hosted with CASA for Children, the volunteer and networking event will provide industry professionals the chance to distribute toys to foster children, hundreds of whom will be on-site.

 

Register or Donate to ‘Play Your Part’ in Southern CA

Registration is now open for the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) annual Play Your Part LA volunteer event, set for Thursday, June 16th in Compton, California. Industry professionals can directly and positively impact deserving children by wrapping donated gifts, writing encouraging letters and distributing packages to foster children who will be on-site.

 

Record-Breaking Toy Donations at Toy Fair Help Nearly 50,000 Children in Need

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced that a record-breaking nearly 50,000 playthings valued at $500,000 were donated to The Toy Bank at the closing of the 113th North American International Toy Fair.

 

Digital Toy Gallery For Consumers Launches This Spring

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will unveil its online Digital Toy Gallery, which will share the impact of the industry’s philanthropy through TIF over the last year, and provides an inside look into the 2016 TOTY Awards. The Gallery will be promoted to 100,000 consumers from April 11th to July 11th.

 

Hundreds of Thousands of Amazing Playthings in Four Days: The Western Hemisphere’s Largest Toy Show

This morning’s opening of the 113th North American International Toy Fair transformed the Jacob K. Javits Center into a marketplace of toys and innovation. From today through Tuesday, February 16, more than 30,000 registered global play professionals will display hundreds of thousands of new toys and games in the massive 415,000 square feet of exhibit space, filling it to the brims with the products that will dictate the year’s toy and play trends.

 

Toy of the Year Awards Recognize the Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year

Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry’s best and brightest toys, games and individuals at the 16th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

 

“ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” Anchor to Host TOTY Awards

David Muir, anchor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” has been announced as the master of ceremonies for the 16th Annual Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) ceremony. The event will take place Friday, February 12th at 6 p.m. at the iconic American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Sets High Goals For Winter

In April, the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) Toy Bank aims to distribute new toys and playthings to 4,000 children of servicemen stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and USAG Hawaii CYS Services. Donations will be accepted through March 7th.

 

Toy Industry Foundation Starts New Year with Toy Fair, Dallas Collections

The Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) Toy Bank program reached more than 1 million children in 2015, and will be on-site on Toy Fair to collect donations for tri-state area charities.

 

Reminder: TOTY Tribute Book Fundraiser Closes Jan. 22

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 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Tribute Book. The deadline to submit an ad for the commemorative publication is Friday, January 22nd.