We are a 501(c)3 charity organization located in Canton, OH operating exclusively to bring toys, games, entertainment, and comfort to area children needing it most. We work as a resource for other 501(c)3 organizations in the area to provide the items simply not within their budget.
We were founded in the early 1990s by a group of women who saw a need. They had children in and out of Akron Children's Hospital and, at the time, all that was available to distract the children was Pinky the Hand Puppet and coloring books that had pages mostly colored in. They set out to form the Children's Toy Fund to help provide more for our children that were facing difficult and scary times.
Every organization we work with has different needs for the children in their care. We purchase, box, and deliver to each organization based upon those unique needs. We strive to help a kid just be a kid in the difficult situation they are currently in.
Designed specifically for children in Foster Care when they first arrive in care. That first night in a new place is filled with so much uncertainty and fear, we aim to make it a little more comforting with these bundles. Every bundle contains a hand made (and freshly washed) tie blanket, high quality stuffed animal, and busy item to suit the age range it is geared for.
Designed specifically for children in Hospitals. Every bundle contains a dressed build a bear and busy items (coloring book, crayons, journal, pen, stress ball/playdoh/model magic)
Akron Children's Hospital, Rainbow Babies Hospital in Cleveland, Aultman Hospital Canton, and Aultman Hospital Massillon.
Foster Care Agencies Supported
Pathway Caring for Children and Project KARE
Wish Organizations Supported
Make a Wish Northeast Ohio and Wishes Can Happen
Student Volunteers that assist during our collaborative events.
Michigan based Craft company that works directly with us to supply bulk crafts.
Canal Fulton based bear shop that works with us to provide our locations with the best quality stuffed animals around.