The First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Toy Express will deliver more than 250,000 free toys and masks to first responder agencies and hospitals, which will then distribute the items to children of first responders and to children in first responder communities. Every child will receive a mask with their toy.
“We’re saying happy holidays and thank you to the heroic first responders who show up when we dial 911,” said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children’s Foundation. “Toy Express will help make a happy holiday for the children of our first responders which include nurses, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics, medical personnel and 911 dispatchers. Our first responders are on the frontlines of the pandemic, and they continue to risk their own health every day in selfless service to their local communities across the country.”
First Responders Children’s Foundation established the Toy Express with a generous toy donation worth more than $1,000,000 in retail value from Mattel and American Girl including 5,000 American Girl dolls and more than 45,000 in other Mattel products. Additional sponsors include CSX, Good360, Hess Toy Truck, Jakks Pacific, MaskUSA.com and Toys for Tots.