Play Comforts Delivers Toys and Happiness to Naval Air Station Key West

More than 400 boys and girls living on Naval Air Station Key West were treated to a special toy giveaway on June 20th by TIF and our partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.  The fun-filled day was designed to provide some relief to the kids whose parents bravely serve our country.

As the children and their parents at the Naval Air Station know, military life is difficult for families.  For an entire day – and the many days of play that will follow – these families left their worries behind as they chose toys from among an array of brand new playthings including games, stuffed animals, books, and dolls at a Toys in Paradise party, complete with a Santa Claus visiting on a vacation to Key West.
 
The TIF/BGCA Play Comforts partnership is the first-ever national toy distribution program to serve every branch of the military, now in its third year of operation.  TIF has provided more than 200,000 toys to BGCA for children on military bases since the partnership launched in 2010.

Special thanks to industry contributors for their gifts supplied for the event: aNb Media, The Bridge Direct, Cardinal Games, Just Play, Kendama USA, LEGO, Moebius Models, Patch Products, Prestige Toy, Safari Ltd., Schoenhut Piano Co., Toyops,  Uncle Skunkle Toys, USAopoly, and Wyla Inc.

View the full photo album of the event on Facebook!

Additional events on various U.S. military installations are scheduled for the remainder of 2012, and donations are always needed. To contribute toys for our next Play Comforts event, please submit a product donation agreement or contact Melissa Kipp.