Toys Across America
To celebrate The Toy Bank’s 10th anniversary, we teamed up with our Toy Bank partner Kids in Distressed Situations and select charities in our network to give the gift of play to more than half a million children across all 50 states in a single day!
Where Did the Toys Go?
Our interactive map will help you learn more about the dozens of children’s charities across the country that participated in Toy Across America and helped to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Toy Bank.
Hover over each state to see the name(s) of participating youth-focused charities.
- Thursday, August 1st, was the date for a nationwide celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of The Toy Bank, the signature program of the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF).
- Half a million children, in all 50 states, received brand new toys and games that were donated by dozens of generous toy companies, collected by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), and distributed by Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) to a network of local charities that serve kids in need.
- Known as Toys Across America, this one-day event benefitted more than 500,000 children who may not otherwise have the gift of play in their lives.
- Along with the 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.
The Toy Bank
Over the past decade, The Toy Bank has brought millions of smiles to the faces of millions of kids! More than 10 million toys (worth more than $85 million) have been distributed by The Toy Bank to children in need across the country and around the world!
Participating Toy Companies
THANK YOU to the 36 generous toy companies that provided toys, games and other great playthings to make Toys Across America possible, as well as our generous financial sponsors and supporters (below).
Throughout the day on Thursday, August 1st, the interactive map shown above was filled in to show our progress as we delivered more than half a million toys to children in need. See photos of the smiling faces.
Watch the Toys Across America Giveaway!
How You Can Keep The Toy Bank Program Going:
About the Toy Industry Foundation
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.
Special Thanks to Toys Across America Sponsors:
And Toys Across America Supporters:
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