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Aug 01, 2013, 09:00 ET

Toy Industry Foundation's Toys Across America Brings Over 500,000 New Toys to Kids in Need in All 50 States Today

Today, for the very first time, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and its Toy Bank will distribute more than 500,000 new toys and games to children...

Jun 17, 2013, 12:51 ET

1,200 Coast Guard Children in Alaska Receive New Toys from the Toy Industry Foundation

Nearly 1,200 children living with their families on Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak in Alaska were treated to a special toy giveaway on...

Mar 18, 2013, 14:30 ET

Toy Industry Foundation Holds Record-Breaking Toy Drive at Toy Fair 2013

 The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) held its most successful one-day toy collection in the ten-year history of The Toy Bank this past February,...

Dec 18, 2012, 14:20 ET

Bandai Foundation Donates $35,000 to the Toy Industry Foundation to Bring Play to Children in Need

 The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), a nonprofit organization that brings joy, comfort, and learning to children in need through toys and play,...

Dec 07, 2012, 11:09 ET

Toy Industry Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer to Families on Hawaii Military Bases

More than 3,000 boys and girls living with their parents on Hawaii's Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter U.S. Army bases were treated to two...

Nov 20, 2012, 18:09 ET

Toy Industry Foundation Announces CASA for Children as New National Partner

 The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) has announced a new national partner, CASA for Children (CASA), for 2013.  In communities across the...

Nov 08, 2012, 14:41 ET

Toy Industry Foundation Crosses Pacific, Brings Play to U.S. Military Families in Japan

Kadena U.S. Air Force Base -- Nearly 1,000 boys and girls stationed with their parents on Kadena U.S. Air Force Base in Japan were...

Jun 27, 2012, 10:01 ET

Toy Industry Foundation Launches "Make a Stand for Kids"

 The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of a new program that provides a fun and engaging way for kids,...

May 11, 2012, 16:25 ET

Toy Industry Volunteers Fill 5,000 Duffel Bags with Toys & More for Children Living in Foster Care

 Duffel bags teeming with brand new toys, clothing, blankets and more will reach the hands of 5,000 foster children across the country who lack...

Oct 25, 2011, 17:55 ET
Elena, whose father Master Sergeant Paul Shideler serves the US Air Forces in Europe, selects a game at the Toy Industry Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs Military Services toy distribution at Ramstein Airforce Base in Germany.  (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Foundation, David Bergman)

Toy Industry Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honor Military Families with Toy Distribution in Germany

Kaiserslautern Military Community families were brought comfort and joy as the Toy Industry Foundation, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of...

Aug 08, 2011, 13:24 ET
Thousands of children received new toys during the Toy Industry Foundation and Boys and Girls Club Military Families toy distribution at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, VA. Jean Butler, Executive Director of the TIF, shows a new friend some of the toys.  (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Foundation)

Toy Industry Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honor Thousands of Military Families With a Toy Distribution at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story

Military families stationed at installations in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia were brought comfort, joy and lots of fun as the Toy Industry...

Jun 29, 2011, 13:15 ET
Children at the Massachusetts Military Reservation in Cape Cod, MA receiving toys during a Military Family event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.  (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), Zvi Jalfin)

Toy Industry Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Celebrate the Year of the Coast Guard Family With a Toy Distribution at Otis Air National Guard Base

In recognition of the Year of the Coast Guard Family, representatives from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America...

Feb 16, 2011, 12:15 ET

Toy Industry Foundation to Collect Thousands of Plush, Toys and Games at Toy Fair 2011

K.I.D.S. to Distribute Toys to Deserving Children Nationwide The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), in partnership with Kids in Distressed Situations...

Dec 09, 2010, 14:03 ET
Christmas comes early for families stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba during the Toy Industry Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs of America Military Services toy distribution on Saturday, December 4th.  (PRNewsFoto/The Toy Industry Foundation)

Toy Industry Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Brighten Holidays for Military Families at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services hosted an unprecedented holiday toy distribution...

Sep 23, 2010, 15:00 ET

Second Annual 'Birthday Bids' Auction to Benefit Toy Industry Foundation

Proceeds from autographed and exclusive toys and games will support children in need The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) kicked off its second...

May 07, 2010, 18:22 ET

Larry Lynn takes My Stuff Bags from Josh Eady,13. They were among 125 toy industry volunteers and others who gathered to fill 5000 My Stuff duffel bags. The Toy Industry Foundation and the My Stuff Bags Foundation put together bags for abused and neglected children. My Stuff duffels are filled with toys, toiletries and handmade items that will be distributed to shelters and foster care agencies across the United States. Westlake Village, California, 5/07/2010. photo by John McCoy. (PRNewsFoto/Toy Industry Foundation, John McCoy)[TK]

Toy Industry and My Stuff Bags Foundation Honor National Foster Care Month with 'Do Good Stuff-a-Thon'

Executives and employees from across the toy industry joined forces today with California legislators and local volunteers to commemorate National...

Oct 09, 2003, 01:00 ET

The Toy Bank Is Officially Open for ... Play!

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- To remedy the harsh reality that there are thousands of children unable to own their own toy, The Toy Bank has...

Sep 09, 2002, 01:00 ET

Toy & Game Industry Foundation Announces the Annual Toy & Game Inventor's Forum (TGIF) Event Dates

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- All inventors, entrepreneurs and general public interested in meeting and potentially selling their ideas to...