Reminder: TOYPAC Raffle Featuring Toy Fair Prize Package Ends Soon

April 22, 2014 | As part of its campaign to encourage member participation in the Toy Political Action Committee (TOYAC), the Toy Industry Association (TIA) will raffle off a $3,300 Toy Fair prize package; the raffle closes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

TOYPAC is one of the industry’s most important advocacy tools. It enables TIA to collect voluntary personal donations from salaried exempt employees of Association members … combine those funds into a more substantial amount … and direct those contributions to support key legislators on both sides of the aisle through a transparent process.     

“It’s especially vital that TIA members participate in TOYPAC as the critical 2014 midterm elections near,” said Ed Desmond, TIA’s executive vice president of external affairs. “A strong show of member support is key to preserving our industry’s effective presence in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country.”

To lend your company’s support, the first step is to submit a legally-required Prior Approval Form. This allows TIA to contact company personnel listed on the form to offer additional information about TOYPAC and ask for financial contributions. The form does NOT obligate you or your employees to financially support TOYPAC. 

Every toy company that submits a Prior Approval Form will be entered to win a Toy Fair raffle prize package valued at $3,300, which includes:

  • FREE 10x10 booth space OR 100 additional sq. ft. of floor space at Toy Fair 2015
  • Up to  $500 in airfare to travel to Toy Fair 2015
  • Up to $500 in hotel stay during Toy Fair 2015

To enter the raffle, complete the Prior Approval Form by Wednesday, April 30, 2014; the winner will be announced on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

For more information about TOYPAC and the raffle, visit the TIA website, review Frequently Asked Questions, or contact TIA’s Rachel Hedge (202.459.0355).