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kind of organization is The ToyMakers? We
are a not-for-profit corporation - IRS approved 501(c)(3)
- organization that consists entirely of volunteers who
make simple wooden toys for sick and needy children in
the Tampa Bay area.
of our toys are designed to be safe and contain no nails,
screws, or staples. We use child-safe paint and round off
all sharp corners.
have approximately 25 men and women who devote their time
to making toys. Several thousand toys are completed and donated
every three months. Since 1982, we have donated over 240,000
toys to sick and needy children primarily in the Tampa Bay
area but also to other countries through missionary and military
survive solely on the generosity of our sponsors and fellow
toy makers. One hundred percent of all materials and money
donated to our organization is used in the making of these
toys. Distribution of our toys is directly to the children
through well recognized agencies.
Can You Help?
- Materials - Money - We
are looking to find both individuals and organizations that
would like to help the ToyMakers reach their goal of providing
a steady flow of wooden toys to the sick and needy children
in the Tampa Bay area. Since there is a large demand, we
would also like to increase the
number of volunteers who make the toys so that more toys
can be produced.
have a variety of jobs available to any one who has some
free time. You can work at our workshop or take work home.
Several members like to paint, so they take toys home to
paint and return them when they are done. You are under no
schedule and can work at your own pace. You can pick one
operation you like and just do that; for example, sanding,
drilling holes, painting, or assembling. Some members have
home workshops and like to build toys from scratch to completion.
You pick your level of involvement and what you like to do.
sure or don't know how? That's OK! We will teach you everything
you need to know to build toys! We furnish all the paint,
the wood, and the supplies you need - there is no cost to
you other than your donation of time.
survive on donations that come from both individuals and
organizations. We need donations of materials such as wood
and paint. We need money donations to buy wheels, axles,
and supplies such as sandpaper, saw blades, drills, etc.
One hundred percent of all donations goes to the supplies
and material required to make these toys. No one receives
any compensation for their time. If you or your organization
would like to learn more about us, please Contact
help us continue bringing smiles
to the sick and needy children
in the Tampa Bay area!