“Play Your Part Florida” Reminder: Sign Up to Volunteer and Donate Toys

March 26, 2019 | Want to volunteer at a fun-filled day of play that will benefit hundreds of underprivileged children in South Florida? Toy industry professionals have until April 1 to register to volunteer for The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) upcoming “Play Your Part Florida” event. 

Taking place on Monday, April 8, the event will be held in partnership with Junior Achievement of South Florida at its Coconut Creek, FL headquarters from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Toy professionals in the local area are invited to participate by filling gift bags with donated toys; writing heartfelt letters of comfort and support for each child’s bag; and by helping distribute toys for boys and girls.

The Toy Foundation is also encouraging companies to donate toys and games for the event. Playthings of all kinds will be accepted including action figures, board games, craft kits, dolls, games, puzzles, sports toys, and more for children ages 5 to 12. These toys will be given to each child at the event and used to fill gift bags which will later be given to families in need throughout Florida.

“TTF’s ‘Play Your Part’ events exemplify the true generosity of the toy community and a wonderful way for companies and individuals to give back in a meaningful way,” said Elizabeth Max, TTF’s senior foundation manager. “The event allows kids in need to enjoy a stress-free day of play and we can’t wait to see all the smiles and laughter that our industry can provide from offering a few hours of their time. We hope to see you in Florida!”

Corporate teams and individuals looking to participate have until April 1 to sign up. Toy donations will also be accepted through April 2. Contact TTF’s Elizabeth Max (646.520.4851) for more information.

Play Your Part events bring toy industry professionals together to positively impact children in need. Children in attendance are treated to an afternoon of play with various activities, DJ entertainment, and snacks – and get to take home brand-new toys and games. Play Your Part Florida is the Foundation’s newest location in the volunteer-event series. Events are also held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. TTF’s annual Play Your Part LA will be held June; event details will be announced soon.