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Toy Industry Foundation Sets High Goals For Winter

February 2, 2016 | Though we are barely into 2016, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has already set its sights on record-breaking donation numbers.  

TIF’s Toy Bank will once again distribute to 35 military bases in the U.S. over the course of 2016. Its first stop, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America Military Services (BGCA), will be back-to-back toy deliveries on April 4th and 5th to children of U.S. Army and Marines servicemen and women stationed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii and USAG Hawaii CYS Services.

The two-day distribution event is poised to be the most ambitious one ever for the Toy Bank, hoping to reach 9,000 children at the two bases. Brand new toy needs for children ages 0 up to 12 years old include:  ride-ons, plush, books, crafts, dolls, action figures, board games, puzzles and other fun items.   

“It’s always gratifying to deliver toys to the children who need them most, but there’s a very special element involved when it comes to the children of our uniformed men and women,” said Jean Butler, TIF executive director. “We hope that these toys remind them that they, their parents, and families are constantly in our donors’ thoughts.”

Donation forms can be emailed to Elizabeth Max ASAP. Toys need to arrive at BGCA’s warehouse in Forrest Park, GA by March 7th.

In April, the Toy Industry Foundation’s (TIF) Toy Bank aims to distribute new toys and playthings to 9,000 children of servicemen stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and USAG Hawaii CYS Services. Donations will be accepted through March 7th.  

Publication date
February 2, 2016

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