The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Military Services to host a special toy giveaway for children of military families at Venture County Naval Base on June 10th. More than 1,000 kids and teens enjoyed a fun-filled day that included music and basketball games. Children were able to pick from a selection of brand-new toys and games, including stuffed animals, action figures, arts and crafts kits, puzzles, and more. The playthings were donated to TIF’s Toy Bank by generous toy manufacturers, distributors, and retailers from across the nation.
TIF’s program, Play Comforts, launched in 2010 in partnership with BGCA to celebrate and support military families. As the first-ever national toy distribution program to canvas every branch of the U.S. military, Play Comforts has provided $6.3 million in toys to more than 1.7 million children at U.S. military bases worldwide.