Toy Industry FoundationSociety — Non-profit organization
|About||TIF works year-round to provide the opportunity to dream, laugh, and learn to children around the world. Twitter: @toyindustryfndn http://www.toyindustryfoundation.org|
The Toy Bank
We celebrated our 10th birthday of our signature program in 2013!
Together with our partner Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), we collect playthings from toy manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and distributors, and place them with charities serving disadvantaged and at-risk children in the U.S. and abroad.
Boys and Girls Club of America Military Services
Our Play Comforts program, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Services, impacts the lives of children in military families. Through generous grant support and toy donations, we comfort thousands of families stationed on U.S. military bases during this stressful time of conflict.
CASA for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
The complicated foster care and family court systems are confusing and frightening for foster children, especially since most do not have a stable adult presence in their lives to guide them. That is why we have partnered with CASA for Children to train court appointed volunteers to provide one-on-one advocacy – and a mentor they can rely on – and more for children waiting to be placed in loving, permanent homes. Together, we provide tens of thousands of toys for foster children annually.
Granting funds to our national partners above is critical, but we understand that local children’s charities make a big impact in their communities. Through Play Connects, grants of $10,000 each are provided annually to up to three locally based organizations, helping them better serve children in need.
|Mission||To bring joy, comfort and learning to children in need through the experience of toys and play|
Through the Foundation’s signature program, The Toy Bank, charities serving children receive new toys from generous manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and licensors who want to make a difference. Since the program began in 2003, over 10 million toys valued at more than $78 million have been distributed to children at risk and in need around the world!