TIF to Provide Pediatric Cancer Patients with Gift of Play
June 30, 2014 | On July 22nd, pediatric cancer patients living at the Ronald McDonald House of New York City will be treated to a special toy giveaway and dinner party hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF).
The Toy Bank is currently seeking donations for this event; toys, games and crafts in quantities of 50 to 100 pieces are needed for kids of all ages – from newborns to teens. Dinner will be provided courtesy of Fairway Markets.
“Dealing with a childhood illness is extremely difficult and stressful … which is why this event is so important,” said Foundation Manager Marisa Medina. “Each year, TIF visits the Ronald McDonald House of New York to provide sick kids, their siblings and their parents with a magical evening filled with laughter and play. We greatly rely on the generosity of the toy industry to ensure that this event is made possible.”
One of the largest facilities of its type in the world, the Ronald McDonald House of New York aims to provide a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of the child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.
Toy manufacturers, distributors and retailers who would like to contribute product are encouraged to contact TIF program manager Elizabeth Max. Donations are needed by Tuesday, July 15th.