Hello “Make a Stand for Kids” Participants!
THANK YOU for helping the TIF
help kids in need! We’re so excited to have your
participation. Let’s get started:
Step 1: Design Your Stand
creative! You can set up a simple table and sign or build
something more elaborate. How you aset up your stand is totally up
Decorate your stand with the Make a Stand
for Kids logo, the Toy Industry Foundation logo or other graphics
that are available for download on our Graphics and
Signage page. You can also come up with your own logos and
signs using these images or others you develop on your own.
And don’t forget to take a picture of your booth and post it to
our Facebook page!
Step 2: Find a safe location for your stand
Never operate your stand alone. Have your classmates,
friends and older brothers and sisters join you. Ask your parents or
teacher to help you find a safe location to set up your stand and to
supervise. They may want to contact the police department in your town
to see if there are any restrictions, rules or permits you need (every
town is different). Never approach anyone in a car to make a
Step 3: Decide what you want to sell
Gather all your supplies … cups, napkins, ice (if
needed), cooler or thermos, pitchers, drinks and snacks, other items you
plan to sell (cookies or brownies, etc.). Need some inspiration?
Check out our list of recipes and other important Safety Tips.
REMEMBER: Have an adult help you, especially if using a sharp
knife to slice lemons or make anything hot!
Step 4: Spread the word
community know when and where you’ll be “OPEN FOR
BUSINESS!” Local media may even be willing to help you spread the
Working with reporters can be fun and exciting, but at the same time,
a little overwhelming. We’ve created a Media
Tips page to make it really easy for you … just fill in the
highlighted areas of the templates with details of your stand. And
remember to be polite and cheerful! Smile at your customers and thank
them for stopping by.
Step 5: Keep your earnings secure
are up to you … charge whatever you think is fair for the items
you sell at your stand. You may also want to leave a jar out or ask your
customers if they would like to make a cash donation to the Toy Industry
Foundation in addition to anything they purchase at your stand.
Be sure to have a safe place at your stand to store the money you
collect. Ask your parents or another adult to supervise your
sale. When you’re done, your parents can send the
money to he Toy Industry Foundation online, by phone or
Step 6: HAVE FUN!!! Share your stories!
Have a great time running your own business and collecting
donations that will help other kids enjoy their playtime as much as you
The fun doesn’t have to end once you close the stand! Share
stories about your customers … cool ways you drew traffic to your
stand … awesome recipes for tasty treats … and
more. Inspire others to make a difference! Post to
our Facebook page or send your stories to email@example.com.
If you have any questions as you start your stand, please visit www.MakeAStandForKids.org
to find a full FAQ and contact information.
Thank you again for joining our program to bring toys to kids
Executive Director, TIF