Holiday Toy Giveaway Brings Magic of Play to Local Kids in Need

More than 250 deserving children from Massachusetts enjoyed a winter wonderland of play today at a special Play Your Part event hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF) in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – Local 103 in Dorchester, MA.

 

Help Kids in Need with Your TOTY 2019 Tribute Book Ad

Companies looking for a memorable way to support a worthy cause – while promoting their brands – can now reserve ad space in The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) 2019 Tribute Book, the official event program for the 19th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony.

 

Play Your Part Boston: A Perspective from Schylling’s Stephen Medina

The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) “Play Your Part” events are a great way for members of the toy community to share the gift of play with underserved kids in their local area. Especially during the holiday season, children who attend these events enjoy a day of play by engaging in toy industry-sponsored games and activities and receive brand-new playthings to take home generously donated by the industry. The willingness of toy professionals to take time out of their busy workdays to participate is a major reason why the events are so successful.

 

Giving Tuesday: Donate to Kids in Need

What could bring more happiness to a child than playing a fun board game with friends, hugging a beloved stuffed animal, or intensely concentrating on a puzzle? All children deserve a chance to experience the magic of play but not every kid has access to enriching toys and games. The Toy Foundation (TTF) is asking toy industry professionals to use Giving Tuesday – a day set aside on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to support a favorite charity – to help kids in need.

 

Toy of the Year Finalists Featured on Amazon

The Toy Foundation (TTF) announced today that the 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award finalists are available online at Amazon (amazon.com/toty) through February 2019, providing shoppers with unique access to a comprehensive list of the hottest toys of the season curated by toy and play experts.

 

Brighten the Lives of Kids in Need: Donate Toys & Games to The Toy Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive

The holidays are a time when children should be able to experience the enchantment of the season and the gift of play, however some kids don’t have that luxury. The Toy Foundation is asking the toy and game community to donate toys and games to its holiday toy drive to help bring comfort to underprivileged kids.

 

Share the Joy of Play with Children in Need: Volunteer for Play Your Part Boston on Dec. 13

Join The Toy Foundation (TTF) to make this holiday season memorable for hundreds of children in need during its second annual “Play Your Part Boston” volunteer event taking place on December 13. Volunteer registration for the event is now open.

 

Give to Kids in Need: Donate Toys & Games to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is asking the toy and game community to bring comfort to children affected by Hurricane Michael. The Foundation is accepting toy and game donations, which will be distributed to a variety of charities helping families dealing with the storm’s aftermath.

 

The LEGO® Group Named Official “Adopt-the-Pig” Toy Bank Sponsor for 2019

The Toy Foundation (TTF) proudly announced today that The LEGO® Group has been named as the official “Adopt-the-Pig” sponsor of TTF’s Toy Bank for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. The 82-year-old toy company is deeply committed to philanthropy; its sponsorship of The Toy Bank includes a $10,000 donation in support of the Foundation’s mission to bring joy, comfort, and learning to children in need through toys and play.

 

Party City Donates 150,000 Items to The Toy Foundation

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.

 

Spotlight on a Toy Industry Philanthropist

Whether it’s toy drives for underserved kids, donations to those hit by natural disasters, or bringing the magic of play to sick kids, the toy community is no stranger to coming together for a good cause. Now one of the industry’s own is asking for support.

 

Perspectives from a Play Your Part Volunteer

Toy News Tuesday editors sat down with Play Your Part Chicago volunteer Maggie Morgan, marketing director at T.S. Shure, to get her perspective on why being a volunteer is so rewarding.

 

Contribute to a Good Cause: Join The Toy Foundation’s Leaders Circle to Help Kids in Need

What could be more joyful to a child than playing a fun board game with friends, hugging a beloved stuffed animal, or intensely concentrating on a puzzle? All children deserve a chance to experience the magic of play but not every kid has access to enriching toys and games. The Toy Foundation (TTF) is asking toy industry professionals to join TTF’s Leaders Circle, a year-round program for individuals dedicated to making play possible for children dealing with adverse situations.

 

Local Toy Company Volunteers Bring Toys & Smiles to Kids in Need

Chicago area children living in foster care received brand-new toys and games today from local toy company volunteers at a fun-filled “Play Your Part” event hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF), the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, in partnership with CASA of Cook County, a not-for-profit organization that provides a voice in the courtroom for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

 

SOCAL Toy Company Volunteers Bring Toys and Smiles to Kids in Need

Los Angeles area children facing abuse, homelessness, hunger, and other adversities received brand-new toys and games today from local toy company volunteers at a fun-filled “Play Your Part” event hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF), the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, in partnership with the Dream Center, an LA-based non-profit that provides outreach to underserved communities.

 

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

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.

 

The Toy Foundation Challenges Industry to Donate $1 Million in Toys to The Toy Bank this Summer

The Toy Foundation is looking to raise $1 million in toy donations through its Summer Toy Drive campaign.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Toy Foundation’s Annual ‘Play Your Part’ Event Returns to LA on June 20

Two hundred disadvantaged children in the Los Angeles area will get to experience a fun-filled day of play during The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) popular annual volunteer event – “Play Your Part LA,” which returns on June 20.

 

Give to Kids in Need – Donate Your Toys and Games to The Toy Bank

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is asking toy companies to help bring smiles and laughter to children in need by making a donation to TTF’s Toy Bank.

 

Spotlight on Toy Bank Donor: Epoch Everlasting Play

Toy News Tuesday editors sat down with Michael Varda, Epoch Everlasting Play’s president and CEO, to discuss philanthropy’s central role in the company’s mission.

 

Toy Fair Exhibitors Donate Thousands of Toys & Games to Benefit Kids in Need

Thousands of disadvantaged children across the United States will soon have new toys and games to call their own. Following the 115th North American International Toy Fair, exhibiting toy companies donated more than 50,000 new toys to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) Toy Bank.

 

REMINDER: Donate Your Toys & Games to Kids in Need at the End of Toy Fair

Toy Fair exhibitors can help kids in need by donating their toys and games to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) toy drive at the close of the show. The collection will take place on Tuesday, February 20, and is TTF’s largest toy drive of the year.

 

Collectible Toys Take Home Top Honors at 2018 Toy of The Year Awards Gala

The top playthings and most inspiring individuals from the toy industry were honored this evening at the 18th annual Toy of the Year Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony, with proceeds from the awards program and event supporting The Toy Foundation’s important work to bring millions of toys to millions of children in need.

 

A Gala for a Good Cause

Did you know that The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) 18th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards gala not only celebrates the best of the best in the toy industry, but serves as a critical fundraiser that supports TTF’s efforts to help underprivileged children all year long? To join in the industry’s charitable spirit, toy professionals are encouraged to purchase tickets through February 11.

 

The Toy Foundation Funds Nemours Nearly $1M to Date

The Toy Foundation (TTF) has awarded a second grant of $425,000 to the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS), a part of Nemours Children's Health System. TTF, the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, is supporting Nemours' work on a multi-phase research project to explore the impact of trauma-informed patient care and the role of play in helping children and families heal and cope with medical conditions and treatments.

 

Share the Magic of Play with Kids in Need: Donate Your Toys & Games at the Close of Toy Fair

Every child deserves a chance to hug their favorite stuffed animal or show off their favorite superhero costume, but not every child has toys to call their own. That’s where The Toy Foundation (TTF) comes in – the organization will once again host its largest toy drive of the year at the 115th North American International Toy Fair, collecting thousands of playthings to give to kids in need.