Bring Summertime Fun to Kids in Underserved Communities: Donate to TTF’s Summer Toy Drive

ttfJune 24, 2021 | The Toy Foundation (TTF) is reminding toy manufacturers and distributors there’s still time to donate toys and games to thousands of deserving children this summer.

The 2021 Summer Toy Drive, open now through Labor Day, is in need of outdoor toys, arts & crafts toys, sports toys, games, puzzles, brainteasers, ride-ons, compounds, and more. Free pick-ups can be coordinated in most cases and all donations are tax deductible.

“The holiday season isn’t the only time of year to make an impact,” said Elizabeth Max, senior foundation manager at TTF. “Children deserve to experience the comfort of play year-round. That is why the generosity of our partners has been so critical during these summer months. We invite more toymakers to take the time to contribute and, in the process, touch the lives of thousands of underserved kids nationwide.”

This year, The Toy Bank is partnering with several children’s charities, including the First Responders Children’s Foundation's Power of Play initiative, which is transforming play spaces within New York City Housing Authority public housing and donating truckloads of free sports equipment to children in those communities.

Toy companies can contact Elizabeth Max to learn more about the summer toy drive. All donations are tax deductible.

To learn more about The Toy Foundation’s decades-long work, visit