Your Donations Make a Difference! TOTY® Awards to Showcase the Impact of Your Toy Bank
September 5, 2023 | Every child deserves the opportunity to experience comfort, joy, and the extraordinary benefits of play.
Since 2003, your support of The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) Toy BankSM has helped more than 31 million children in need experience the power of play.
Metro World Child, one of TTF’s long-time Toy Bank partners, aids thousands of inner-city children and their families with programs to support spiritual, physical, and emotional growth. Representatives from Metro World Child, and the children and families they serve, will join the industry at the Toy of the Year® Awards, taking place September 29 at Cipriani 42nd Street, to share the powerful impact of your donations. Purchase
tickets to attend the industry’s biggest party of the year and meet the Metro World Child team.
During the summer, Metro World Child hosts summer block parties in New York City’s most underserved communities. TTF and Paramount, a regular Toy Bank supporter, joined in on the fun at a block party in Coney Island this past July and surprised every child with a new toy.
“Participating in an event like this is a great reminder of why the work of The Toy Foundation is so important. Seeing the joy on the kids’ faces after getting one of our toys is an experience I’ll never forget,” said Stephanie Bailey, vice president, global toys at Paramount.
Many children in NYC and around the world grow up in
difficult and challenging environments, and access to play can deliver
powerful, lasting impacts. A new toy is a reminder they are loved, a friend
when they are lonely, an opportunity to learn, and so much more. It can also be
a relief for parents when they cannot afford the latest toys.
“Metro World Child and The Toy Foundation working together
to give every child a gift is so special,” said Alfredo, a Metro World Child
leader. “I grew up in Metro, and today kids have more responsibilities than just
being a child, so getting a new toy they can take home helps them feel like
they have a childhood, which is the most important thing for them.”
The Toy Bank is your 365 day a year partner to simplify
exhibit move out, donate excess inventory, and respond to emergency situations.
All Toy Fair® exhibitors can donate product, of any quantity and size, from
their exhibit at the close of the show by submitting a donation form online.
Companies can donate products any time of the year (click here
for the donation form) and TTF will coordinate a pickup from your
warehouse. As the holiday season approaches, donations of any size are greatly
TTF looks forward to sharing more about The Toy Bank at the
Toy of the Year Awards. If you’re unable to attend or would like to discuss
opportunities sooner, reach out to TTF