Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? Sadly, more than 300,000 children across America must be rescued each year from dangerous home environments. That’s over 34 children per hour! Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive without any of their own belongings: no favorite stuffed animal, no special “blankie.” They are afraid and need something to hold onto.
The entire toy industry, along with the Toy industry Foundation and the My Stuff Bags Foundation, have been working together to support these children and their foster care families. For example, the Toy Industry Foundation has pledged to My Stuff Bags a contribution of $400,000 and 50,000 new toys over two years.
Now you can help too.
How? By participating in the Toy Industry Foundation’s Virtual Do Good Stuff-a-Thon. For the entire month of May, and by conveniently using your debit or credit card, you can help virtually stuff many more bags, with items such as new outfits, blankets, books, toiletries, and toys for these grateful children. You can shop directly for any of these items here: http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=3809.
For more information, go to http://www.toyassociation.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=TIF_Virtual_Stuff_a_thon. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and will support the TIF’s grant to the My Stuff Bags Foundation allowing them to serve more children than ever before. Thank you so much for your help.
The event is going on through May 31st so there is still plenty of time to get involved and make a difference in the life of a child!