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Exhibitors at Toy Fair New York will have the chance to donate their goods to local children’s charities at the end of the 2019 show this month.
The Toy Foundation, a non-profit committed to bringing joy and comfort through toys and play to children in need, will once again host its largest toy drive of the year during Toy Fair New York, being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Feb. 16-19.
As the official charity of Toy Fair, the Toy Foundation will collect all types of toys and games from exhibitor booths at the end of the show. The donated toys will be sent to children’s charities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as to charities across the country to benefit those in foster care.
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The 2018 Toy Fair New York resulted in more than 50,000 donated toys and games from hundreds of exhibiting toy companies, according to The Toy Foundation.
"From stuffed animals and dolls to board games and puzzles, the brand-new playthings donated at Toy Fair will bring comfort and joy to thousands of kids dealing with adversity," said Elizabeth Max, senior foundation manager of The Toy Foundation. "Every little bit counts in helping us give the magic of play to these kids in need. We encourage new and returning exhibiting companies to connect with us and help make this year’s Toy Fair collection the most significant yet."
How To Participate
Exhibitors are encouraged to donate items when the marketplace closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Volunteers wearing bright orange Toy Bank t-shirts will collect toys from exhibitor booths at 4:01 p.m.
Exhibitors are encouraged to submit their product donation forms early, or they can drop them off at The Toy Foundation’s booth (5701) anytime during Toy Fair. New for this year: Exhibitors can drop off their donation forms at show information counters on Level 1 and Level 3.