TIF Holds Fundraising Drive for National Foster Care Month

This month, the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is holding its Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-thon for National  Foster Care Month.

Donations will aid the Foundation’s partnership with My Stuff Bags Foundation, which provides duffel bags filled with toys, toiletries, and other necessities needed to foster care agencies across the country.

TIF will set up a website where corporate teams or individuals can virtually “stuff” bags with items. The organization says a donation as small as $10 dollars can comfort a child.

To donate, click here

Photo Credit: The Toy Industry Foundation

Toy Industry Members Join Forces For Do Good Stuff-a-Thon

On Friday, members of the toy industry joined forces with California legislators and local volunteers for the Third Annual Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and My Stuff Bags Foundation “Do Good Stuff-a-Thon,” commemorating National Foster Care Month.

Held at the My Stuff Bags headquarters in Westlake Village, Calif., more than 150 volunteers came together to fill 5,000 duffel bags with toys, toiletries, handmade blankets, and other items that will be distributed to agencies across the U.S. that help abused and neglected children. The more than 50 organizations include California’s Bienvenidos; Florida’s Kids Central, Inc.; and Texas’ Lifeline Children and Family Services.

Volunteers included actress and author Danica McKellar of The Wonder Years and Math Doesn’t Suck, respectively; California State Senator Tony Strickland; California Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes; as well as representatives from Educational Insights, Funrise, Jakks Pacific, Mattel, Pacific Play Tents, The Piggy Story, Razor, Spin Master, Warner Brothers, Women in Toys, and World of EPI.  Members of the TIF and My Stuff Bags Foundation boards of directors also joined in the effort.

Additionally, North American toy companies such as Bandai, Hap Palmer, Hasbro, Imperial Toy, Ravensburger, Rose Art, and Schoenhut Piano Company donated items to include in the duffel bags. LeapFrog serves as an event sponsor.

Second Annual “Stuff-a-Thon” to Take Place This Friday

This Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the toy industry will join forces with the Toy Industry Foundation and the My Stuff Bags Foundation to fill approximately 5,000 duffel bags with toys, toiletries, and handmade items. The “Do Good Stuff-a-Thon” bags will be distributed to shelters and foster care agencies across the United States.

Representatives from across the toy and children’s entertainment industries will include employees from Disney, Educational Insights, JAKKS Pacific, Pacific Play Tents, and more. Other companies, such as Hasbro, iToys, and Schoenhut Piano Company, have provided product for the bags.

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TIF Prepares for 2nd Annual Go Good Stuff-a-Thon

The Toy Industry Foundation, in partnership with The My Stuff Bags Foundation, is gearing up for its second annual industry-wide Do Good Stuff-a-Thon. Members of the toy industry will team up with local media and California state officials to assemble 5,000 My Stuff duffel bags for children in crisis. The bags will be distributed to kids in foster care across America.

TIF is looking for volunteers to stuff bags with essential items such as blankets, toiletries, and toys. Teams of 10+ will be recognized as Good Stuff Supporters. To register (the deadline is April 23), made a donation, or to learn more, click here.