Chicago area children living in foster care received new toys and games from local toy company volunteers at the Play Your Part event hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF) in partnership with CASA of Cook County.
Local toy companies, including Learning Resources, PlayMonster, Radio Flyer, TOMY, VTech, and more participated in the event at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Companies donated toys, sponsored an activity station, or sent company volunteers who handed out toys and led activities for the nearly 200 children in attendance. Volunteers also filled gift bags with hundreds of additional toys to be distributed to foster children in the coming weeks. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors donated more than 13,000 toys to TTF’s Toy Bank.
The event featured activities for the kids, including a Mad Science Lab, slime, mini golf station, fishing duel, and bucket challenge. Each child received new toys to take home, including action figures, board games, craft kits, plush, ride-ons, superman capes, and more.
Sponsors for the event included, American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Chicago Toy & Game (ChiTAG), Educational Insights, Learning Resources, Magformers, PlayMonster, Radio Flyer, Thames & Kosmos, TOMY, Toy’N Around, T.S. Shure, UGears, and VTech.