The Toys Head West

By David Hylton,
Public Relations Specialist

From Richmond to Boston to Washington, D.C., our traveling toy exhibit – “The Power to Play – from Trash to Treasure” – has been seen by thousands of people on the East Coast. Now it’s time to move west.

These toys from "The Power to Play - from Trash to Treasure" were on display in August at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. They are now headed to Los Angeles.

These toys from "The Power to Play - from Trash to Treasure" were on display in August at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. They are now headed to Los Angeles.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 13, West Coast residents and visitors to Los Angeles will get to see our display of hand-crafted toys at the Museum of Tolerance. The exhibit will remain there through the end of the year.

The toys were made by children around the world in the countries in which ChildFund International works. Toys range from soccer balls made out of rubber bands and trash bags to dolls made out of banana bark to boats made out of old flip-flops.

ChildFund International President and CEO Anne Lynam Goddard and MOT Director
Liebe Geft will launch the toy exhibit with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13. They will be joined by Shauntay Hinton, former Miss USA and ChildFund International sponsored child, who will share her inspiring journey.

“We are sharing this toy collection as a visible demonstration of how the power to play helps children thrive and become leaders of enduring change in their communities and the world,” Anne says.

On opening day, the museum will hold workshops for children to create toys made from recycled materials donated by a local “green” toy company.

So if you’ll be in the area that day or anytime through Dec. 31, check out the Museum of Tolerance at 9786 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.

What to know more about the toys?
* ChildFund.org
* Our latest news release
* “The Power to Play” Opens in Washington, D.C.
* Toys Head to the National Press Club
* Toys, Toys and More Toys!
* RANDOM ACTS (Washington Times)
* Helen Thomas attends ChildFund toy exhibit (UPI)
* YouTube
* Facebook

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