Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Donates $500,000 To Save The Children To Support Relief and Recovery Efforts in Japan
Monetary Contribution Augments Infant Product Donations from Toys“R”Us, Japan
WAYNE, NJ - – The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund today announced a $500,000 donation to Save the Children to help provide relief to children and families impacted by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that recently struck the northeast coast of Japan.
In addition, the Toys“R”Us team in Japan is working with Save the Children to provide immediate deliveries of urgently needed baby products to impacted areas, including 64,800 cases of diapers, as well as blankets, pajamas, washcloths, towels, hats, legwarmers and more.
Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization that has worked in Japan for 25 years, responds to the unique needs of the world’s children during times of crisis. According to the organization, an estimated 100,000 children are displaced as a result of the disaster in Japan. Many children and families are staying in over 2,000 evacuation centers, some of which have no electricity or running water.
Toys“R”Us, Inc., a global organization with stores in 34 countries and jurisdictions, has more than 8,000 employees and 167 stores in Japan. There have been no reports of employee injuries as a result of this crisis. The company is providing support to employees who may have been impacted by the disaster through The Geoffrey Fund, which offers assistance to its team members in times of hardship.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. and the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund have an ongoing partnership with Save the Children to provide children and families with needed assistance in times of crisis, including in the wake of large-scale disasters in the U.S. and around the world. The core mission of the Toys “R”Us Children’s Fund is to keep children safe and help them in times of need.
About the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund
The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund is a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., a company that unabashedly declares “We love kids!” The core mission of the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund is to keep children safe and help them in times of need. Since it was founded in 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund has contributed millions of dollars to qualified organizations that support that mission, including those providing disaster relief to children and families who are victims of large-scale crises. The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund also provides grants to leading organizations that support children with special needs.
Primary fundraising activities include the annual Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Gala, a private, invitation-only event that showcases the work of the Fund and raises money to support its many beneficiaries. This annual benefit has raised more than $90 million since its inception in 1985 and is one of the largest single-night fundraising events held in New York City.
About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in approximately 1,600 stores, including 866 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, and more than 520 international stores and over 200 licensed stores in 33 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, FAO.com and babyuniverse.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.
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