A program centered around creating an incredible day for foster children with memories to last a lifetime.
It's been renewed for 2024! Stay tuned for more information to be added about this program and how you can help make a difference with us.
It all began with a dream of linking our two arms of Foster Care and Hospitals together to not only provide more than just another toy, but to also create a lasting memory for the participants. This dream was realized in 2023 with a pilot run of "Be A Friend Program" (formerly known as "Build a Friend, Make a Friend, Be A Friend"). For the pilot run, we collaborated with our friends at the Hall of Fame Village's Build-A-Bear that resulted in the participation of the Hall of Fame Village, Starbucks, Visit Canton, and the USFL. 36 Foster Children* from Pathway Caring for Children were invited to participate by building a friend for all of their own life adventures and make a friend for a child currently at Akron Children's Hospital.
It is our belief that this event can impact a generation of foster children that have faced difficulties. Our dream is to show this group of children that they are seen, they matter, and, with a bit of time, they can help another.
*The Be a Friend Program is an opportunity for the entire foster family unit to bond. The event includes foster kids, recently adopted, and siblings within the entire family unit.
We want to collaborate with you! We see this event growing by involving local businesses, organizations, etc. that want to be the difference in this world. Let's start the conversation on how we can work together to continue to scale and build this event.
Here's a lookback to our 2023 summer program launch promotion. Stay tuned for our 2024 release!
We are looking to coordinate with local businesses and organizations to continue to grow this event to include additional elements to enhance the foster family unit bonding opportunities and experience throughout the day.
Start the conversation on how to get involved with us today!
Children's Toy Fund, Inc.
2401 Swiss Ave Sw Canton, OH 44706 US
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