The Toy Foundation Announces New Board with Appointments of Andy Quartin, Kathleen Campisano, and Others

The Toy Foundation (TTF) announced the appointment of Andy Quartin, CEO of Thames & Kosmos, LLC, as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Kathleen Campisano, global chief marketing officer & general manager of Beacon Media Group, as Vice Chair. Together, Quartin and Campisano will lead TTF in its new strategic action plan to unite the toy industry behind the shared commitment to create a world where every child has the opportunity to experience comfort, joy, and the extraordinary physical, emotional, and educational benefits of play.

The Toy Foundation Secures Toy Donation & Financial Aid Channels for Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief

In anticipation of the toy industry’s collective interest in responding to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, The Toy Foundation (TTF) has secured partners for toy donation deliveries and for bringing direct financial aid to on-the-ground organizations. Tragically, fatalities from the catastrophic magnitude 7.8 earthquake this week surpassed 21,000 men, women, and children in Turkey and Syria. Tens of thousands more are injured and without housing and other essential items as cold weather continues to sweep the area. Immediate support is needed to provide access to food, clothing, and shelter.

The Toy Foundation and Children’s Hospital Association Announce 2022 Children’s Hospital Grantees

The Toy Foundation (TTF), the charitable organization for the North American toy industry and Children’s Hospital Association, which represents over 200 children’s hospitals in the nation, announced the Children’s Hospital Play Grants program will fund more than $385,000 in play therapy projects and activities at 19 children’s hospitals in the United States. The projects selected are designed to improve pediatric care through the healing power of play at hospitals that serve communities of the greatest need. For the second year, The Toy Foundation is partnering with Children’s Hospital Association to carry out the program. 

The Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Celebrate Top Toys & Games in 2022

After two years of celebrating virtually, hundreds from the toy community reunited in Dallas, TX for the much-anticipated 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards & Celebration, where the top toys and games of the year were named. Hosted by The Toy Foundation (TTF), the awards program recognizes the industry’s creativity and collective philanthropy, with more than $500,000 raised in support of TTF’s mission to bring the benefits of play to children in need.

The Toy Foundation Announces Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Finalists for 2022

A magical crystal ball, a giant pyramid climbing tower, and the most diverse assortment of dolls ever are among the 122 innovative finalists for the 2022 September’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. A long-treasured event, The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) TOTY Awards celebrate the creativity of the toy and play community and recognize the industry’s collective philanthropy for the benefit of children in need.

Just Play and The Toy Foundation Partner to Launch Blue and Yellow Special Edition Slinky to Support the Ukrainian Community

Just Play, a leading global consumer products company, announced the release of a Ukraine Relief Special Edition Slinky in partnership with The Toy Foundation (TTF) to provide humanitarian aid for Ukrainian children and families. The blue and yellow Slinky is available now at Amazon, Meijer, and other retailers for $5, with 100% of profits funding Ukraine relief efforts through TTF’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Toy Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Trustees

The Toy Foundation welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees to help further its philanthropic mission to serve and support children locally and around the world. The Board is comprised of 20 accomplished industry professionals and continues to be led by Chair Andrew Weiner.

Toy Foundation Partners with Crazy Aaron’s for Exclusive Thinking Putty to Support Children in Ukraine

Crazy Aaron’s, the creators of innovative products that inspire curiosity, has launched a limited-edition Play it Forward Thinking Putty in partnership with The Toy Foundation (TTF) where all proceeds will directly support the millions of children and families impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Available in TTF’s signature orange with playful purple sparkles, it will be sold exclusively on through April 22, 2022.

Hassenfeld Leads Toy Foundation Campaign for Children in Ukraine

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is calling on the global play community to bring comfort and aid to the thousands of children and families impacted by the large-scale humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in the Ukraine. In response, TTF has partnered with toy industry veteran Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation to spearhead an industry-wide relief effort. Hassenfeld has pledged to donate $1 million and is challenging others throughout the play industry to join him in making an impactful contribution.