Industry Engagement News

“Party with a Purpose” to Raise Money for Children’s Hospitals

08 JUL

One of the toy industry’s top philanthropic missions is to bring play to children, particularly those in hospitals serving predominantly low-income communities. The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) “Party with a Purpose,” taking place Monday, September 9 at TAO Los Angeles, is an opportunity for the toy industry to join together and help improve pediatric care nationwide.

Previewing Your Toys in LA? Take Part in Toy Collection Benefitting Local Children in Need

25 JUN

The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) Toy Bank is coordinating an industry-wide toy collection for all companies participating in LA previews this fall. The toy donations will bring the power of play to children in need across the Los Angeles Metro area.

Don’t Miss “Party with a Purpose” in LA, a Fundraiser to Bring Resources into Children's Hospitals

17 JUN

The Toy Foundation™ (TTF), the charitable arm of The Toy Association™, is kicking off LA Fall Preview week with “Party with a Purpose,” the must-attend philanthropy, networking, and entertainment event supporting TTF’s work in children’s hospitals. Taking place Monday, September 9 at TAO Los Angeles, everyone in the industry is invited to come celebrate their love of play and deepen our collective commitment to deliver the power of play to children in need.

Toy Foundation Talent Pipeline Program Connects Budding Talent with Industry Leaders

04 JUN

The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) Talent Pipeline program completed its spring semester case study competition with the University of Maryland (UofM) where a diverse cohort of students presented top-quality product concepts in front of a judging panel of toy industry leaders.

Toy Association & Toy Foundation Boards Deliver Joy to Children in Need

13 MAY

More than 200 children in need across the Rochester area will experience the extraordinary benefits of play from a toy donation organized by board members from The Toy Association™ and The Toy Foundation™.

The Toy Foundation™ and the University of Richmond Proudly Honor Richard Gottlieb

29 APR

The Toy Foundation™ (TTF) and the University of Richmond (UofR), two great passions in Richard Gottlieb’s life, are proud to announce the Richard Gottlieb Toy Entrepreneurship Grant to honor his memory.

How Play Supports Pediatric Patients’ Mental and Behavioral Health

22 APR

The Toy Foundation™, VTech Electronics, and MemorialCare Miller Children’s Hospital discuss how play is a vital tool for medical teams to provide young patients with developmentally-appropriate mental and behavioral health support while undergoing treatment.

The Toy Bank Delivers the Benefits of Play through Your Donations

15 APR

Through a network of 3,000 qualified nonprofit organizations, The Toy Bank has delivered play to more than 31.5 million children in local communities and around the world since 2003.

R&R Games Hires Social Media Manager from The Toy Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Program

05 APR

Gem Miller and Frank DiLorenzo of R&R Games discuss the value of The Toy Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Program and the benefits for both students and manufacturers of bringing diverse talent into the toy industry.

The Toy Foundation™ to Kick Off LA Fall Preview Week with High-Energy FUNdraising Event

01 APR

The Toy Foundation is hosting a fundraising event that will kick off The Toy Association’s LA Fall Preview Week (Sept. 9-13) and support of the toy industry’s shared commitment to achieving greater impact in the service and support of children in need around the world.

Elenco Electronics CEO Discusses the Value of Community & Philanthropy in the Toy Industry

26 MAR

When Anthony Trani left the confectionary sector and joined the toy industry two years ago as Elenco Electronic’s CEO, one of his first takeaways was that both fields thrive on the shared values of community and giving back.

Adventure Media & Events Names The Toy Foundation™ as Social Responsibility Partner for 2024 Events

25 MAR

Adventure Media & Events has partnered with The Toy Foundation™ (TTF) to be the Social Responsibility Partner for its 2024 Toy Insider events held in New York City, including the recent Spring Fling and upcoming Sweet Suite and Holiday of Play.

Industry Donations to The Toy Bank Reach 800,000 Children to Date in 2024

11 MAR

The Toy Bank, a key program of The Toy Foundation™ (TTF), is off to an incredible start in 2024 with hundreds of thousands of toys already collected that are actively being placed into the hands of more than 800,000 children in need.

Toy Foundation & Industry Leaders Explore Toy-Focused Degree Program at University of Maryland

27 FEB

The Toy Foundation™ (TTF) is looking to expand its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Pipeline Program by exploring the development of a degree program at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Toy Foundation™ Releases 2023 Annual Report

20 FEB

The collective generosity of the toy industry delivered the joy of play to more than 680,000 children in need around the world last year, as detailed in The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) 2023 annual report.

The Pokémon Company International & Toy Foundation™ to Light up Empire State Building on Pokémon Day

13 FEB

In celebration of Pokémon Day 2024 and the upcoming U.S. premiere of “Pokémon Horizons: The Series,” The Pokémon Company International (TPCi), in collaboration with longstanding charitable partner The Toy Foundation™, has teamed up with New York’s iconic Empire State Building to illuminate its world-famous tower lights the evening of Feb. 27, 2024.

University Students Present 'Language Learning Toy' as Part of The Toy Foundation™’s Competition

06 FEB

Two students have introduced the “Language Learning Toy,” a prototype plush toy developed to support a child’s brain development, bridge cultural gaps, and encourage family bonding through multilingualism. Conceived and presented by the University of Maryland students as part of The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) fall 2023 semester Collegiate Case Study Competition, their participation served as an in-depth introduction to the toy industry and yielded both students internship offers at In Kidz.

Your Toy Donations Deliver the Magic of Childhood

30 JAN

The toy industry’s collective donations to The Toy Foundation™’s (TTF) Toy Bank℠ have helped bring that magic and deliver comfort, joy, and the extraordinary benefits of play to 31.5 million children in need worldwide since 2003.

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