Fall Toy Preview Toy Collection to Benefit Kids in Dallas Area

September 11, 2012 | The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will once again be collecting toys, games and youth entertainment products from generous toy companies at the close of Fall Toy Preview 2012 (Oct. 2-4). The toy drive will impact kids in need served by TIF’s Toy Bank – the official charity of the Dallas Market Center show.

“This year, donating booth samples is easier than ever before,” explained Foundation Manager Marisa Medina.  “Exhibitors should simply let us know via email that they would like to donate products – and we will fill out all of the required paperwork on their behalf. Once they’re on-site, all they’ll have to do is sign on the dotted line!”

As an added service, TIF can collect toys in Dallas prior to the show opening. Companies interested in turning over their products early should notify TIF; Foundation staff will pick up the donations on the afternoon of Monday, October 1st.

Toys received at Fall Toy Preview will be delivered to charities within The Toy Bank’s network in the Dallas area, including Rainbow DaysDallas Dream Center and Captain Hope’s Kids. Children who are homeless, living in poverty, or whose parents are facing addiction will benefit from this collection; as will kids living on military bases served by TIF’s Play Comforts program.

To participate in either collection, simply email thetoybank@toyindustryfoundation.org and state your interest in donating at the show.