Holiday Toy Distribution Honors Young Heroes

On December 15, 2009 representatives from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) traveled to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. for a special Toy Bank distribution to salute the young heroes of our military families.  More than 750 toys were distributed to deserving servicemen and women — many of whom have served multiple tours of duty — and their families. TIF and TIA staff joined soldiers from the Warrior Transition Brigade for holiday refreshments, carols and a visit from Santa!

The event kicked-off TIF’s new, national partnership with the BCGA. The initiative, known as Play Comforts, will allow our industry to provide toys through TIF’s Toy Bank to members of Boys & Girls Clubs located on military bases all across the country with high deployment rates.

TIF would like to give special thanks to Cadaco, Every Baby Company, LLC, Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific, Inc., LEGO Systems, Inc and Little Kids, Inc. for helping to spread holiday cheer through their generous donation of toys for this event.

(Photos by Harris Brandt)

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