TIF Welcomes New Toy Bank Contributors
November 27, 2012 | The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, thanks the following 21 companies for their inaugural donations to The Toy Bank in September, October and November.
Toys donated by the following companies went to children across four states served by several charities in TIF’s Toy Bank network:
The Toy Bank team would also like to thank the following companies whose first-time donations supported TIF’s Play Comforts program for children whose parents are currently serving in the military:
Year-round, with the help of partner Kids in Distressed Situations, The Toy Bank distributes toys across the U.S. and Canada to nearly 1,000 carefully selected children’s charities and to TIF partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America Military Services. All Toy Bank donors have their company name listed on the TIF website, in the TIF Annual Report, and in TOTY Tribute Book, and may request an official Toy Bank supporter badge for use on their company website.
Since its inception in 2003, The Toy Bank has collected more than $70 million in toys from more than 1,300 companies. In many cases, product can be picked up free of charge. To join the Toy Bank team, companies can download the Toy Bank donation form (PDF) and send to Foundation Coordinator Melissa Kipp Sorvillo.