TIF Welcomes New Toy Bank Contributors

July 09, 2012 | The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the philanthropic arm of the North American toy industry, thanks the following four (4) companies for their inaugural donations to The Toy Bank during the first half of the 2012 Summer Toy Drive. The companies listed here are among the 29 companies in total that have contributed to the drive so far this summer:

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Just Play
Lotta Luv
Wyla, Inc. 

Toys donated by companies in May and June were distributed to four agencies in the Toy Bank network serving children in need, as well as to the Play Comforts event in Key West, Florida benefiting the children of U.S. military parents.

Year-round, The Toy Bank distributes toys to TIF partners Boys and Girls Clubs of America Military Services and My Stuff Bags Foundation; toys are also distributed to charities across the U.S. and Canada to nearly 1,000 carefully selected charities through Toy Bank partner Kids in Distressed Situations. All Toy Bank donors have their company name listed on the TIF website, in the TIF Annual Report, and in TOTY Tribute Book, and may request an official Toy Bank Supporter badge for use on their company website.

Since its inception in 2003, The Toy Bank has collected more than $68 million in toys from more than 1,300 companies. In many cases, product can be picked up free of charge. For more information about making a product donation or to participate in the Summer Toy Drive, please contact Foundation Coordinator Melissa Kipp at 646-520-4878.