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Toys“R”Us supports impoverished families with $100M donation over the past 30 years

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — There are 15 million children living in poverty in the U.S. lacking basic necessities like food, clothes and diapers; but also deprived of important play opportunities that help foster critical emotional, physical and cognitive development. Studies have shown, kids who live below the poverty line are more likely to experience delays in brain development, enabling play at an early age enhances the progress of development from 33% to 67%*.

Since 1985, Toys“R”Us has continually strived to combat the harsh realities faced by impoverished families through its partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, a nonprofit organization that connects retailers (as well as manufacturers, foundations and individuals) with local nonprofit agencies. Over the past 30 years, the company has donated more than $100 million in books, toys, clothes, diapers, bottles, food (and more) from its 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the U.S., distribution centers and corporate office to community-based charities across the country, providing them with items needed to help keep children safe and healthy.

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SOURCE: Toys“R”Us, Inc.

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