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The Toy Bank
The Toy Industry Foundation collects millions of toys from toy companies and distributes them to thousands of children’s charities around the globe, with the help of our Toy Bank partner, Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.). Together, we make play possible for families struggling in poverty, foster children, military families, kids undergoing cancer treatments, children with special needs, and many others.
The Toy Bank's 2014 Summer Toy Drive will help the Foundation reach a major milestone – $100 million worth of toys donated to children in need since The Toy Bank was launched in 2003. Thanks to industry supporters the Toy Bank has already reached $98.2 Million worth of toy donations. This summer, the company that helps TIF break the $100 million milestone will receive a special gift – a toy distribution in their region!
Donate toys now! Manufacturers, retailers, licensors, and distributors should download our donation form (.pdf) to share the joy of play with children in need all year long.
Where Toys Go:
Toy Bank toys have made smiles for more than 13 million children in need since 2003! Over the last decade, we have reached more than 1,000 charities. Check out some of the smiles from kids who received Toy Bank toys:
Charities that want to join The Toy Bank’s network to receive toys should complete the Toy Bank charity network application.
Toys Across America
To celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2013, we held a single-day giveaway of more than half a million toys across all 50 states on August 1st: Toys Across America. Along with toy distributions that occurred in 47 other states, events in New York (New York City), Pennsylvania (Braddock – near Pittsburg) and Texas (Dallas) included party games, birthday cake, and a live broadcast!