German Toy Maker Schleich Teams Up with Levine Children’s Hospital

Schleich Toy Donation 4[1]Schleich USA Inc., the German-based creator of soft plastic figurines and collectibles, has formed a partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital and has donated 500 toys to the hospital.

The Schleich USA Inc. headquarters and distribution center recently relocated to Charlotte, N.C. from Ottawa, Ontario Canada and is located in 125,000 square feet of office space at 10000 Twin Lakes Parkway in North Charlotte. With more than 4,000 employees worldwide, Schleich produces more than 50 million figurines a year. What started out as comic figurines in the 1950s including The Smurfs, Snoopy, and The Muppet Show characters has expanded to include animals.

Donate Toys to TIF to Help Support Families Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

tif_logoThe Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) is actively collecting toys, books, games, plush, action figures, and other playthings to support families affected by the recent Oklahoma tornado.

Winds exceeding 200 mph tore through suburbs of Oklahoma City, destroying communities and leaving homes and schools in piles of debris. While search and rescue efforts are winding down, families will soon need to rebuild their homes and replace what was lost in the storm. Donations of new books, toys, and other soothing playthings will help families restore their lives.

The TIF is asking manufacturers, retailers, and licensors in the industry to donate product to The Toy Bank–TIF’s signature program–in support of the communities damaged by the storm. With the assistance of local community charities in The Toy Bank’s network and TIF logistics partner Kids in Distressed Situations, donations from the toy industry will be given directly to families in need.

To make a product donation to The Toy Bank in support of Oklahoma tornado relief, download the Toy Bank donation form and send it to thetoybank@toyindustryfoundation.org.

Cash donations are also needed to underwrite the costs associated with The Toy Bank’s operation. To provide a financial gift, visit TIF’s website.