I always miss the deadline for donating toys for the Maltby Food Bank, and toys keep coming even when I do remember to make the deadline. So we had more toys I wanted to give away before Christmas. Some of the toys came from Hasbro and you can see a list and description of those toys listed below.
Other toys came from My Share the Joy Experience with Zoe.
And then of course I had some toys left over from BlogHer 2010. I was planning on giving them to Zoe and Miles but after all the presents from Grandma and Papa, and Grandma Mimi and Pawpaw, and from Gran, well the kids had more than enough presents under the tree so Andrew and I decided to even give some of the toys we purchased to charity along with what I received at Blogher 10.
I feel very blessed to have been chosen for so many different giving campaigns and was happy to work in others of my own choice. I worked the Seattle Tweet Drive, Random Acts of Zhu, Land’s End Share the Joy, Operation Christmas Child and gave to Toys for Tots, I’ll also be making a large donation to the Maltby Food Bank when they re-open in January (I messed up on that one, I never thought about the fact they would be closed over the Christmas Break…OOPS) !
Check out Miles and Zoe giving the toys to Charity!
We dropped off the toys at Toys R Us a drop off for Toys for Tots.
These are the toys that Hasbro sent us: They sent us the Play-Doh Mega Fun Factory (which was hard for me to give away), and Adventure Heroes Hero On The Go Playset, and an Explore ‘n Grow Musical Gear Center. Thank you Hasbro for helping us help others have a Merry Christmas.
PLAY-DOH MEGA FUN FACTORY
Fifty years after the launch of the original FUN FACTORY toy, the brand new MEGA FUN FACTORY set takes classic extruding play to a whole new level! A motorized conveyor belt provides nonstop action as kids crank out favorite toys and "treats" in this lively FUN FACTORY world. To start, children push down the purple handle to extrude the colored PLAY-DOH compound of their choice. As the conveyor belt moves the PLAY-DOH compound along, kids select and stamp out a “candy” or toy mold and then push down the "chopper" at the end of the belt to cut their creation loose. To complete the fantastical FUN FACTORY experience, kids can display and "sell" their creations on a colorful playmat featuring a toy shop theme on one side and a candy store theme on the other side. Set includes six 2-ounce cans of PLAY-DOH compound. Requires two "AA" batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
ADVENTURE HEROES HERO ON THE GO PLAYSETS
Grab your pack and let’s go! With the PLAYSKOOL Hero on the Go playsets little ones can play the adventure or become the hero with two ways to play. In role play mode, kids strap on the backpack complete with flashing lights and realistic sounds to become an exciting police officer or a brave fire fighter with a role play fire hose! With the simple press of a button, the pack opens to reveal a themed playset inside, complete with an action figure and vehicle ready for adventure. Choose between a fire or police HERO ON THE GO playset, each sold separately. Requires three "AA" batteries, included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
EXPLORE ‘N GROW MUSICAL GEAR CENTER
Spinning colorful gears and merry music make the MUSICAL GEAR CENTER toy perfect for lively babies! Press the cheerful critter to start the action of the swirling gears, balls, and music! Drop the ball through the shoot for put ‘n take fun or spin the side gears to send the happy face turning round and round. As baby’s fine motor skills begin to develop, the MUSICAL GEAR CENTER toy offers exciting new ways to play – baby can now stack and reconfigure the interchangeable gears for even more silly, spinning fun. The MUSICAL GEAR CENTER toy includes five interchangeable gears and two EXPLORE ‘N GROW balls, compatible with most other gear and ball products in the line. Requires two "AA" batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.