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Giving Hope and toys to children in Foster Care
See photos from our 2016 PYP LA events.
Stay tuned in 2017, we’ll announce our 2017 Play Your Part dates!
How We Are Partners
Not only do we provide tens of thousands of toys for foster children to CASA through our Toy Bank, our $200,000 grant is funding quality training to increase the number of volunteer advocates in CASA’s national network. Direct services at three local CASA programs (Los Angeles, Indiana, and New Jersey) are also being financed by our grant funding.
The Difference We Make Together
Historically, CASA has served 35% of the children in the foster care system. Since 2013, TIF and CASA have provided with nearly 275,000 toys valued at over $2.3 million to children and families in foster care. Thanks to TIF funding and toys, CASA will be able to serve more children than ever before by training additional volunteers and helping them build trust with the children through play.
To join the effort, toy companies can donate toys (.pdf), and anyone is welcome to contribute funds in support of this partnership.
“National CASA envisions a world where abused or neglected child is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home," says Tara Perry, CEO of the National CASA Association. "This generous gift from the Toy Industry Foundation will help us speak up on behalf of vulnerable children who have experienced unspeakable trauma and tragedy. Our partnership with TIF enables these children to feel joy, comfort and hope—and to receive support from a caring, consistent adult volunteer."