The holidays will be here before we know it. And the holidays brings the Toys for Tots drive. Delivering toys to an average of 7 million children each year, Toys for Tots welcomes all the help it can get. It began in 1947 with one U.S. Marine Unit delivering 5,000 toys to less fortunate children in Los Angeles and today the organization has representation in nearly 780 communities and all 50 states. Toys“R”Us provides significant support to Toys for Tots and there are ways for your listeners to help out too.
Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), is President and Chief Executive Officer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
• Local info: General Osman will provide an update on this year’s toy drive in your local market, including the number of children served and status on toy … [Continue reading...]
For 15 years HAI a nonprofit has been helping children living in temporarily housing in the five boros of New York. Hear from Angels and please join us at Hard Rock Cafe in Times square on Saturday December 17th at 8am to 10am. Toys' For Tots gave toys, Hugg a Planet gave globes and so many more shared their respect with toys, books, wrapping, donations with the organization. Go to www.gofundme.com/FriendsofAkanke … [Continue reading...]
Toys for Tots began in 1947 with one U.S. Marine Unit delivering 5,000 toys to less fortunate children in Los Angeles. Today, the organization has representation in nearly 780 communities and all 50 states, delivering joy to our nation’s neediest children. With the significant support of Toys“R”Us over the past decade, the Marines have fulfilled the Christmas dreams of an average of 7 million children each year.
Learn How Your Listeners Can Get Involved in the 12th Annual Celebration by Donating Toys or Cash at Local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores
Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), President and Chief Executive Officer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
STATISTICS ON LOCAL TOY DRIVES AVAILABLE BY MARKET
There are currently 15.5 million U.S. children living below … [Continue reading...]
To Benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Saturday Night, May 2
Sign In @7 pm, Walk @ 8 pm
Where: The School Yard @
Columbus Avenue & West 77th Street
Free Parking Available (near 125 W. 76th St., btwn. Amsterdam & Columbus … [Continue reading...]
The Strong® , www.MuseumofPlay.org is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play! Suzanne Seldes, VP of Marketing and Communications shares their Good News on our I Love New York travels. THIS IS A 3 PART SPECIAL.
The museum blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) and provides families, children, adults, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others a multitude of offerings:
Engaging, hands-on exhibits, plus fascinating displays of artifacts of play
The great hall of the prestigious National Toy Hall of Fame
Fun-filled educational programs
Quality guest services, museum shops, and a food court
A working carousel from 1918 and the Strong Express passenger … [Continue reading...]
Good News is happy to speak to Jean Butler, Executive Director of the Toy Industry Foundation. We were introduced to her by our friends at Hugg-A-Planet. The Toy Industry Foundation Mission is:
Our mission is to bring joy, comfort and learning to children in need through the experience of toys and play. Established in 1961, and relaunched by the Toy Industry Association in 2003, we represent the North American toy industry’s efforts to impact the lives of children who are in need due to poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect, kids with parents in the military, children undergoing treatment for cancer and other illnesses, families suffering from natural disasters, and children with special needs.
With the support of the toy industry, including toy manufacturers, retailers, distributors, … [Continue reading...]
TICK TOCK! WITH CHRISTMAS AROUND THE CORNER, HOLIDAY SHOPPERS SEEK GREAT DEALS ON THE HOTTEST TOYS
As gift-givers begin hurriedly searching for the toys that little ones hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning, Toys“R”Us toy experts are available to discuss the popular trends influencing toy-buying decisions this year, including tablets for tots, the craft craze and all things ghoulish and gross!
From tablets perfect for kids such as tabeo e2 from Toys“R”Us® and items that encourage creativity through crafting, like the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom™ Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art®, to disgusting yet delightful toys, including The Ugglys™ from Moose Toys, this season’s top trends reflect the playthings topping kids’ wish lists.
With the holiday shopping season in full … [Continue reading...]
About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation: The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 66th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. Visit www.toysfortots.org
Sixty-six years ago, Toys for Tots began with one U.S. Marine Unit that delivered 5,000 toys to less fortunate children in Los Angeles. Today, Toys for Tots is in over 750 communities and all fifty states delivering joy and the magic of Christmas to more than 7 million children each year.
Learn How and When Your Listeners Can Get … [Continue reading...]
It has been mere weeks since Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast, devastating thousands of families.
With the holidays just around the corner, Toys for Tots and their corporate partners are working to bring a “Mission Possible” for these affected families.
In December, the Blue Angels will transform their C-130 plane, affectionately nicknamed Fat Albert, into a modern day Santa’s Sleigh. Their mission to help Toys for Tots save Christmas for many children in the Northeast will entail toy pickup stops before reaching their final destination at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
While Toys for Tots is helping to save the NE, they are also helping millions of other children have a happy Christmas, as their parents struggle to provide basic essentials of food and shelter … [Continue reading...]
ANNOUNCING THE HOTTEST ANNUAL
HOLIDAY HOT TOY LIST
FEATURING 36 PLAYTHINGS SURE TO TOP KIDS’ WISH LISTS
Toy Experts Offer a Sneak Peek of the Hottest Toys of 2012 and
Helpful Tips to Make Holiday Shopping More Convenient than Ever
With the official start of the holiday shopping season only weeks away, Toys“R”Us is ready to unveil its 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List, THE definitive selection of toys sure to top kids’ wish lists this year.
Carefully selected after a comprehensive review process, items on the list are organized by age, from “Baby’s First Christmas” to “Big Kids,” and serve as a starting point to help parents, friends and family find the perfect present for any child.
Finding the time to shop for friends and family throughout the holiday season can be difficult, but this year, … [Continue reading...]
DESIGN DIVA & D.I.Y. DARLING, KELLY EDWARDS
If you’re still trying to find time for spring cleaning or considering design projects for your children’s bedroom on a budget- lifestyle and home decorating expert Kelly Edwards is here to help! On Tuesday May 15th Kelly comes to the rescue with tips, tricks and ideas for parents to easily get organized—just in time for summer!
As seen on HGTV’s “Design On A Dime” and Style Network’s “Tacky House,” Kelly is a master of design and organization. Also featured on the “Tyra Banks Show” and in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Life & Style, Kelly Edwards has been deemed the “MacGyver of Design” thanks to her cunning ability to transform conventional spaces into amazing places--even on the tightest of budgets.
Ø Fun, crafty and … [Continue reading...]
1. Look for the funny things that always exist, like typos, the funny actions of coworkers and your own funny behavior.
2. Give projects comical names, like Quasimodo or Thumper.
3. Keep mindless toys on your desk and take short breaks to play with them.
4. Wear a creative hat to express or change your attitude.
5. Use cartoons to help with communication.
6. Play with the idea of stress and learn to celebrate it.
7. Laugh with coworkers for a few minutes for no real reason at all.
8. Under your clothes, wear a T- shirt with a saying that lightens you up.
9. Find playful ways to ease conflict with coworkers. For example; Employ toys that diffuse conflict; develop lightly humorous things to think or say; or use comical visualizations that help you keep perspective.
10. Exaggerate and play … [Continue reading...]