Donate Your Toys & Games to Kids in Need as Toy Fair Comes to a Close
February 18, 2019 | Toy Fair New York exhibitors are encouraged to help kids in need by donating playthings to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) toy drive at the close of the show. The collection will begin as soon as the show officially closes, on Tuesday (February 19) at 4:01 p.m. It is the Foundation’s largest toy drive of the year.
Playthings of every kind are needed for this important initiative, including puzzles, plush, arts and crafts, dolls, action figures, and every other type of toy and game.
The donated toys will be sent to children’s charities in the tri-state area serving kids who are impoverished, neglected, or otherwise in need, and to charities across the country to benefit those in foster care. The Foundation is aiming to surpass last year’s collection of more than 50,000 donated toys and games.
Exhibitors are encouraged to submit their product donation forms early, or they can drop them off at TTF’s booth (#5701). New for this year, exhibitors can also drop off their donation forms at show information counters on Level 1 and Level 3. Volunteers will be collecting forms from those areas to save exhibitors a trip if they are located far away. Contact Elizabeth Max, TTF’s senior foundation manager, to learn more.
Since 2003, The Toy Foundation has provided nearly $225 million in brand-new toys to over 25 million deserving children through its signature program, The Toy Bank. To learn more about The Toy Foundation and its partners visit ToyFoundation.org.