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K.I.D.S., Fashion Delivers Launch Trade Product Donation Drive

Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation and Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) Inc., are calling on manufacturers and retailers to donate essential new products to help people affected by last week’s tornado in Oklahoma. The twister tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 24 people, injuring hundreds and leaving many more homeless. Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. are assessing needs on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma, and reaching out to corporate partners for the greatest needs: new clothing including T-shirts, jeans, underwear, socks and rubber-soled shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, diapers, hygiene products, and furnishings for families.

Both Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S. are supporting the following community partners providing tornado relief efforts on the ground: Operation Compassion, Operation Homefront Oklahoma, Infant Parent Intervention Center, Comanche Nation Higher Education Programs, Food and Shelter For Friends, Midwest Military OutreachOperation Homefront Missouri, and H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. [Read more...]

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.