TIF in Need of Toys & Teams to Do Good Stuff 

In celebration of National Foster Care Month, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will hold its second annual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon, an industry-wide volunteer effort, on May 7th in Southern California.  Companies that cannot attend are encouraged to join in on the action by donating toys, or forming a corporate team for the Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon – an online fundraising effort to help support TIF’s grant commitment of $400,000 to the My Stuff Bags Foundation.  My Stuff Bags provides duffel bags full of necessities to foster children rescued from their homes with nothing more than a few items in a garbage bag, if anything at all.

“There are so many ways that companies can join us in making a difference in the lives of foster children,” says Marisa Medina, TIF Coordinator.  “Forming a team for our Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon is such an easy way to help.  You don’t even have to leave your desk!”  

To start a team for the virtual effort (the deadline for registering has been extended to April 29th), companies simply submit a company logo, and TIF will set up a personalized Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon website that team members can visit to sponsor individual items that go into each My Stuff Bag.  Participants can make a difference by contributing as little as $10, and all donations are tax deductible.  Funds raised will help provide toys, toiletries, blankets, clothing, and other items to children rescued from abusive homes and entering crisis housing with no belongings of their own.  Details are available in the Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon Corporate Team Captain Guide

To donate toys or learn more about starting a Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon team, please contact Marisa Medina at 646.454.5581 by April 29th.