Toys”R”Us, Inc, has been actively contributing and providing grants to various children’s organizations through Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund since 1992. At the same time the company provides disaster relief to children and families who are victims of large-scale crises, as well as to organizations that support children with special needs. Toys”R”Us have a good experience in managing and providing a program for children that develops critical early cognitive, social and motor skills and introduces kids to the world of sports. So far, the company has contributed over $100 million dollars to its beneficiaries.
Toys“R”Us employees are also encouraged to donate to local causes. The company will match their contributions up to $1,000 annually to qualifying and 501c3 approved nonprofit organizations that keep children safe and help them in times of need; organizations that support the research, treatment, prevention and cure of diseases or disorders that impact families and children; and educational institutions, so employees can support their college or high school. The company also maintains and promotes a well-established volunteering program.
When making a decision on whether to apply for grants, please note that Toys“R”Us won’t accept applications from qualifying nonprofit organizations that do not focus their efforts on children’s issues.
Depending on the needs you can seek:
- Toys collection and donation during the holiday season: these are handled by Toys for Tots Foundation www.ToysforTots.org; outside of the holiday season, the donations are handled through Kids in Distressed Situations. www.KidsDonations.org;
- Pediatric cancer-related support through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
- Disaster relief for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding, wildfires and other similar events through Save the Children, at www.SavetheChildren.org.
The grant applications should bring the following information: nonprofit’s EIN; a short essay on why the help is needed and how it will contribute to the children; organization’s mission and funding, as well as link to the nonprofit’s website. Another requirement is the funding to be requested at least 90 days prior to the date the donation is needed. Information regarding the application process, restrictions and requirements is available at: