Nearly 70,000 underprivileged youth and teens, including those living in underserved communities severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be gifted with new games and clothing this summer thanks to TeeTurtle’s generous donation of more than $1.8 million in products to The Toy Foundation’s (TTF) Toy Bank.
Strategy games including Exiled Legends, Daring Contest: Family Edition, SCRAM, and Runes & Regulations, as well as printed shirts, baby onesies, adult onesies, hoodies, and plushies, were generously provided by TeeTurtle to The Toy Bank. The items will be delivered to Harvest Time International, Facing Hunger, A Gift for Teaching, Solid As A Rock, H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, and NorthStar Foundation. Each of these charities provides outreach, support, resources, and services to youth who are impoverished, at-risk, in military families, or otherwise in need.
“We are grateful to receive this generous donation from TeeTurtle,” said Elizabeth Max, senior manager of The Toy Foundation. “This donation will make play possible for youth and teens who otherwise may not have access to the ‘tools of play,’ especially during the pandemic. We appreciate TeeTurtle’s generosity and look forward to building our partnership with them in the future!”
Added Ramy Badie, CEO of TeeTurtle: “We strive to make games that help people express themselves and find a sense of belonging. We want to bring people together through meaningful shared experiences and to promote play amongst children and adults alike, especially during such a challenging year. We were proud to come together with our community to spread joy by donating to The Toy Foundation.”
The Toy Bank is generously stocked by manufacturers, retailers, and distributors throughout the year, and makes play possible for families living in poverty, foster children, military families, kids undergoing medical treatments, children with special needs, and many others. The Toy Foundation collects millions of toys and distributes them to a network of more than 1,000 charities across the nation and around the globe and is always seeking toy and monetary donations. Visit the Toy Bank website to donate.