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Toys ‘R’ Us Gives Back

The Toys 'R' Us Children's Fund's 22nd annual gala in New York City raised approximately US$5 million last night to benefit children in need. The fundraising event was hosted by comedian Martin Short and featured a performance by country music stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks.
April 20, 2007

The Toys ‘R’ Us Children’s Fund’s 22nd annual gala in New York City raised approximately US$5 million last night to benefit children in need.

The fundraising event was hosted by comedian Martin Short and featured a performance by country music stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks.

Established in 1985, the annual benefit has raised more than US$77 million since its inception and is one of the largest single-night fundraising events held in the Big Apple.

The Toys ‘R’ Us Children’s Fund has concentrated its efforts on key initiatives such as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation holiday toy drive, Autism Speaks and the Toys ‘R’ Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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