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.
In anticipation of the industry’s compassionate commitment to relieve the suffering of others and deliver the comfort, joy, and benefits of play to children, TTF confirmed its international relief partners are ready, willing, and able to receive product donations. Donations will be coordinated in a similar fashion as the Ukrainian emergency relief campaign with delivery to U.S. ports to prepare for shipment overseas. Additionally, TTF is working with its partners to identify qualified nonprofit organizations to receive financial support.
TTF is accepting donations of toys, clothing, accessories, bedding, and other essential items. To make a donation, complete a product donation form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating it is for Turkey and Syria earthquake relief.
The TTF team and Board of Trustees deeply appreciates the industry’s compassion and collective support for the benefit of children in need. If there are any questions about TTF’s earthquake relief efforts, please contact the TTF team.