Thanks to a generous donation from The Toy Foundation, Lucy’s Kids for Peace and Sporting KC are joining together for The Great Toy Giveaway from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at Children’s Mercy Park.
On Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving that inspires generosity through charitable donations and acts of service – volunteers will be giving out thousands of new toys to area families who have been invited through various community organizations.
The Great Toy Giveaway is a unique peer-to-peer giving program that provides students the opportunity to put their compassion into action by distributing toys to children in need. With their overlapping missions of supporting children, the partnership between Kids for Peace and The Toy Foundation not only brings joy to the youth receiving new toys, but also to the local students who are putting their compassion into action as they create kind and inspirational notes of friendship that are attached to the toys.
“With the effects of the pandemic being felt by so many families, Lucy’s Kids for Peace is thrilled to join with Sporting KC to be able to distribute thousands of toys to kids, families, and organizations in our community this holiday season," said Jill Chalfie, Lucy’s Kids for Peace Chapter Leader. "We are grateful for the support and partnerships that have made the Great Toy Giveaway possible!”
In addition to selecting several toys, attendees at Tuesday’s event will also receive wrapping paper, hot cocoa, and will have the opportunity for a photo with Santa.
About The Toy Foundation
The Toy Foundation (TTF) is a 501©3 children’s charity whose mission is to provide joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play. TTF serves children who are coping with serious illness, enduring temporary home placements in the foster care system, suffering from abuse or neglect, experiencing separation from a deployed military parent, or dealing with devastating natural disasters. To date, TTF’s signature program, The Toy Bank, has provided more than $200 million in toys to over 26 million children in need around the globe, thanks to its generous toy donors.
About Lucy’s Kids for Peace
Lucy’s Kids for Peace is a Shawnee-based chapter of Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit that empowers kids to create peace through hands-on service, global friendships and thoughtful acts of kindness. Founded in California in 2006 by a mother and a High School honors student, Kids for Peace has now launched over 450 chapters on six continents. All Kids for Peace activities are based on the Peace Pledge, wise words written by children to inspire peace for all.