Comfort Young Victims of Oklahoma Tornado: Donate Toys to TIF
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is actively collecting toys, books,
games, plush, action figures, and other playthings to support families
affected by the recent Oklahoma Tornado.
Winds exceeding 200 mph tore through suburbs of Oklahoma City,
destroying communities and leaving homes and schools in piles of debris.
While search and rescue efforts are winding down, families will soon
need to rebuild their homes and replace what was lost in the storm.
Donations of brand new books, toys, and other soothing playthings
will help families restore their lives.
“Toys provide solace to children who have lost all that they
have known,” shared Foundation Coordinator Melissa Sorvillo.
“While food, water, toiletries, and clothing are critical to meet
immediate needs, TIF will see to it that the youth affected by the
disaster in Oklahoma will have items to comfort them through troubling
The Toy Industry Foundation is asking manufacturers, retailers, and
licensors in the industry to donate product to The Toy Bank –
TIF’s signature program – in support of the communities damaged by
the storm. With the assistance of local community charities in The Toy
Bank’s network and TIF logistics partner Kids in Distressed
Situations, donations from the toy industry will be given directly to
families in need.
To make a product donation to The Toy Bank in support of Oklahoma
tornado relief, download the Toy Bank donation form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash donations are also needed to underwrite the costs associated
with The Toy Bank’s operation. To provide a financial gift, visit