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Contact: Kristin Morency / Marisa Medina
Toy Industry Association / Toy Industry Foundation
646.454.5582 / 646.454.5581
kmorency@toyassociation.org / mmedina@toyindustryfoundation.org

TOY INDUSTRY FOUNDATION HOLDS RECORD-BREAKING TOY DRIVE AT TOY FAIR 2013

More than 42,000 Children to Benefit from 10th Annual Trade Show Collection

New York, NY | March 18, 2013 – The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) held its most successful one-day toy collection in the ten-year history of The Toy Bank this past February, gathering more than 42,000 toys and games worth over $400,000 for children in need. Held on the last day of the American International Toy Fair, the annual toy drive surpassed last year’s toy totals, with 33% more toys donated by exhibitors at the trade show.

“This landmark collection was the perfect way to kick off The Toy Bank’s 10th anniversary year,” said Jean Butler, executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation. “Since The Toy Bank’s founding in 2003, caring toy companies have helped us to deliver the joy of play to more than 10 million disadvantaged children ... We’re off to a wonderful start for 2013, and we cannot wait to share what the rest of the year has in store!”

From bikes and outdoor toys to dollhouses, action figures, puzzles and books, playthings from 284 exhibiting companies were collected by 100 volunteers on the last day of the show. The toys are now en route to 21 children’s charities in The Toy Bank network, including New York-area organizations such as The NY Foundling, The Legacy Center and Dream Center, as well as to TIF’s national partners – the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Military Services and CASA for Children, an organization that provides one-on-one advocacy and guidance for children in the foster care system.

As the Foundation’s first and largest toy drive of the year, the collection initiated a year-long celebration of The Toy Bank’s 10thbirthday. In the last decade, The Toy Bank has delivered nearly $80 million in toys to children who are sick, impoverished, rescued from abusive homes, living through natural disasters, enduring life on a military base, or otherwise in need.

The 10th annual collection at Toy Fair took place on Wednesday, February 13th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The following is the full list of exhibiting companies that participated in the drive:

ABSCO Quality Steel Sheds LLC / My First Garden
Activa Products Inc.
Ad Lib Toys, LLC
Aeromax
Alexander Doll Co.
All Things Equal, Inc.
Allied Products, Inc.
AM Productions
American Educational Products, LLC
American Plastic Toys Inc.
Art 101
AsiaInspection Ltd.
Asmodee Editions LLC
Bag-O-Loot
Baker & Taylor/Silver Dolphin Books
Ball, Bounce and Sport Inc. - Hedstrom
Bananagrams
BARTER (HK) Ltd.
Be Amazing Toys
BE Good Company
Beanpatch & Co.
Beaver Books Publishing
Bendon Publishing
Beverly Hills Teddy Bear
Bigjigs Toys Ltd.
Bits & Pieces
Blu Track
Briarpatch, Inc.
Calego International, Inc.
Can You Imagine
Canadian Toy Association
Capstone Young Readers
Cardinal Industries
Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Cartamundi USA
Casdon PLC
Charisma Brands
Charm Company
CHH Quality Products Inc.
Chicago Toy and Game Group
Chicco USA / Artsana USA
Citiblocs, LLC
Cloud B
Cobra RC Toys
Collecta
Colorbok
CRA-Z-ART
Cryptozoic Entertainment
D Now Inc.
DeAgostini Publishing USA
DEMDACO
Depesche USA, LLC
Diggin Active, Inc.
Do-A-Dot Art (Div. of Triquest Inc)
DuneCraft
ECR4Kids
Education Outdoors, Inc.
Educational Insights, Inc.
Edushape Ltd.
Elenco Electronics Inc.
Elf Fun With Pop-In-Kins
Endangered Species by HSL
Endless Games
Enterplay, LLC
Evergreen (C.P.) USA Inc.
Excelligence Learning Corporation
EzyRoller LLC
Fabricas Selectas USA, LLC
Fabrique Innovations, Inc.
FAMOSA North America
Fantasy Flight Games
Fashion Angels
Fat Brain Toy Co.
Feldstein & Associates, Inc.
Fibre-Craft Materials Corp.
Flat River Group LLC
Fortune East Group Ltd.
Fotorama USA, LLC
Fremont Die Consumer Products, Inc.
Funko LLC
Games Workshop
Gann Memorials Custom Plush Toys
Ganz USA
Gayla Industries, Inc.
GeoToys
GIANTmicrobes
Gibbon Slacklines
Gold Medal Bean Bags
Goliath Games, LLC
Gorgeous Products Inc.
Green Toys Inc.
Guidecraft USA Inc.
Hape
Harrisville Designs Inc.
Harvest Time Partners, Inc.
Heartland Consumer Products, LLC

Hog Wild, LLC
Holgate Toys Co.
Hornby America
Houghton Mifflin Co.
HSP Nature Toys
I Heart Guts
Infantino, LLC
Infinitoy, Inc./ZOOB
Innovation First, Inc.
Innovention Toys, LLC. (KHET)
Insect Lore
International Playthings, L.L.C.
Ivy Trading Inc.
JAKKS Pacific
Jam'n Products
Jax Ltd., Inc.
JC Toys Group, Inc.
Jiangsu Guotai Int'l Group Guomao Co. Ltd.
Kappa Books
Karmin International
KaZAM LLC
Kendama USA
Kid Galaxy, Inc.
KidKraft
Kids Preferred, Inc.
K'NEX Brands
Koplow Games
Kreative Kids Inc.
Kristal Educational Inc.
Kristins Gifts
KROOOM - Crembo Color Design, Ltd.
Kwik Tek, Inc.
LaLei LLC.
Late for the Sky
Laurent Doll, Inc.
Leading Edge Novelty
Leap Year Publishing
Learning Resources Inc.
Lee Publications of KY LLC
Levels of Discovery
License 2 Play Inc.
Lionel, LLC
Lipper International Inc.
Little Kids, Inc.
Little Tikes
Loog Guitars
Lumitusi Inc.
Macmillan
Mag-Nif, Inc.
Marie's Words, Inc.
Marshmallow Fun Company
Mattel, Inc.
Mavis Oriental Sourcing & Manufacturing Ltd.
Maxim Enterprise, Inc.
Mayfair Games
MCA Sand, Inc.
Me and Molly P.
MEGA Brands Inc.
Mindscope Products Inc.
Mindtwister USA
MindWare
Moose Enterprise
Morgan Cycle LLC
Mudpuppy - Galison
My Princess Academy / Almar Sales
MZB Imagination, LLC
National Design LLC
National Products, Ltd.
Neat-Oh! International, LLC
New Star
New-Ray Toys (California) Inc.
Ningbo Able Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Sailing Import & Export Co., Limited
No. 2 Stylus
Normant Globus, Inc. /ScienceWiz
North Star Games
NPW-USA
Oak Patch Gifts
Ohio Art Company
Oofdah! Games, Inc.
Outset Media
Pacific Play Tents, Inc.
Paper House Productions
Parris Manufacturing Company
Patch Products, Inc.
Pecoware Co., Inc.
Pharmtec Corporation
Pintoo Corp.
P'kolino
PlaSmart Inc.
Play Visions Inc.
Playhut, Inc.
Playmates Toys, Inc.
Playmobil U.S.A. Inc.
Playroom Entertainment
Pocket Disc

POOF-Slinky, Inc.
Premier Kites (a Division of Primus)
Pressman Toy Corporation
PSI Publisher Services, Inc.
Puppet Workshop
Pure Global Brands, Inc.
R & R Games, Inc.
Ravensburger USA, Inc.
Redwood Ventures, Ltd.
Regal Doll Carriages
Rhode Island Novelty
Robotime Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Royal & Langnickel Brush Mfg.
Saturnian 1 Inc.
Savvi
Schoenhut Piano Company
School Zone Publishing Co., Inc.
Schylling Toys
Shanghai KNB International Trading Co., Ltd.
Sharkchild, LLC
Shwings
Silly Puppets
SiSolar Energy SLR
Skullduggery, Inc.
Smakaball
Small World Toys
Smart Gear
SmartLab Toys
Smartrike/Kent International
Sophia's Heritage Collection
Sourcing International
Speed Stacks Inc.
Spin Master Ltd.
Splash Time Safety
Stachetats
Step Puzzle, JVC
Stevens International
Stuffies
Tangle Creations
TCG
TDC Games, Inc.
Teach My
Teddy Needs A Bath
Thames & Kosmos LLC
The Brand Cafe / Kwizniac
The Bridge Direct
The Fiammetta Toy Company
The Good Stuff Company, LLC
The Learning Journey International L.L.C.
The Maya Group
The Original Toy Company
The Queen's Treasures, Inc.
The Step2 Company
The Tin Box Company
Timeless Toys, Inc.
TINY LOVE
TMI Toymarketing International, Inc.
TOMY
Tonner Doll Company
Toy Industry Association
Toyops, Inc.
ToysDisplay.com
Treasures LLC
Trends International Corp.
Ty Inc.
UCC Distributing Inc.
Uncle Milton Industries
Universal Specialties Co., Inc.
University Games Corp.
Vermont Christmas Company
Vilac Jeujura
Vitamin i Factory
Vivid Toy Group
VTech Electronics North America L.L.C.
Wanted Bricks Company Limited
Westminster
Wiggles 3D Incorporated
Wild Sports LLC
Wildkin
William Mark Corp.
Winfat Industrial Co., Ltd.
Winland/Teamson
Winning Moves Inc.
Wishbone Design Studio
Women in Toys
Wonder Forge
Wood Expressions Inc.
Wool Novelty Co., Inc.
Xinghui Auto Model Co., Ltd.
Y & W International Inc.
Zhejiang Jet Machinery & Electronic Co., Ltd.
Zither Heaven

The Toy Bank accepts product and financial donations year-round. Visit www.toyindustryfoundation.org or contact The Toy Bank to learn more.