Last Call: TOTY Tribute Book Fundraiser Closes on January 14
January 7, 2014 |
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is reminding industry stakeholders that only one week remains to place an ad in the 2014 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Tribute Book
. The deadline to submit an ad for inclusion in the commemorative publication is Tuesday, January 14th.
TOTY Tickets on Sale!
The toy industry's best and brightest toys, brands, and individuals will be honored at the 14th Annual TOTY Awards on Saturday evening, February 15th in New York City.
Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at www.TOTYAwards.org.
As the official take-home program for guests attending the TOTY Awards
ceremony this February, the Tribute Book
is TIF’s most critical fundraiser of the year. Each ad placed in the book directly supports the Foundation’s work to annually deliver brand new toys and games to millions of children in need across the nation and around the world.
“The Foundation is depending on this fundraising effort so that we can continue to run our programs and put smiles on the faces of kids going through tough times in 2014,” said Marisa Medina, TIF manager. “Tribute Book
ads are also a wonderful way for toy companies to promote their brands in front of an audience of toy industry luminaries, executives, and rising stars, who gather at the TOTY Awards each year.”
Last year, the Foundation brought toys to more than three million kids who were underprivileged or sick; living on military bases
or within the foster care system
; and enduring many other difficult life situations. Companies and individuals who place ads in the 2014 Tribute Book
will allow TIF to continue to hold special toy giveaway events throughout the coming year, and will help support TIF’s grant-making efforts including the Play Connects
program, which benefits children’s charities in communities across North America, as well as The Toy Bank
, TIF’s signature program.
The ad reservation form can be completed and submitted online
or downloaded in .pdf format
and mailed to TIF. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable under the law; donors will be listed online, in the Tribute Book
itself, and in TIF’s Annual Report. Questions may be directed to TIF manager Marisa Medina
Information about additional TOTY sponsorship opportunities is available online