Letter from Toy Foundation Chair: We’re Here to Help Deliver the Joy of Play to Children

March 21, 2023 | As the newly appointed chair of The Toy Foundation (TTF), I am honored to have the opportunity to work with toy companies of all sizes to bring joy to children in need.

My goal is to create a world where every child has access to play and experiences its incredible physical, emotional, and educational benefits. I believe that we all share this vision, and together we can make it a reality.

At TTF, we recently refined our mission to become the uniting force for the collective philanthropy of the toy industry. By working together, we can achieve greater impact than we can individually. During my tenure, I hope to find synergies between your philanthropic efforts and TTF’s key program areas — Toy Bank, Play Grants, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) — to reach even more children and deliver measurable value.

In 2022, TTF delivered almost $10 million worth of toys to children all over the world, funded nearly $500,000 in Play Grants for children’s hospitals and $1.6 million in emergency relief, and launched a DEI student program to build a pipeline of diverse, young talent for the industry. We are deeply grateful for the industry’s support, and we could not have accomplished this work without your help. We are committed to continuing to work together to deepen the industry’s collective impact for the benefit of children in need.

Join us as we expand our impact with an individual or company donation online today to your preferred program area or where it’s needed most.

If you would like to share your company’s philanthropic and CSR initiatives or are interested in partnering with us around one of TTF’s program areas, please don't hesitate to reach out to me (andrew@thamesandkosmos.com) and TTF’s Executive Director Pam Mastrota (pmastrota@toyfoundation.org).

Mark your calendars: On September 29 in New York City, TTF will be hosting the TOTYs®, our annual fundraiser celebration of the toy industry’s creativity and philanthropy. The kickoff event to The Toy Association’s Toy Fair™ (September 30 to October 3), our return to New York brings exciting changes you don’t want to miss. Visit TTF’s website and LinkedIn for updates!

The Board of Trustees and TTF staff are here to support you. Let's continue to work together to deliver the joy of play and ignite smiles in every child's heart!

Thank you for your commitment, time, and compassion.

Andy Quartin

Andy Quartin
Chair, The Toy Foundation Board of Trustees
CEO of Thames & Kosmos, LLC