Can you remember a time when a first responder came to you or a loved one's rescue? During COVID-19 these everyday heroes are risking their lives for us with every emergency call they answer, and every shift they work. Day and night, whether rescuing people in danger, fighting fires, rushing sick or injured people to the hospital, saving our lives or steadfastly nursing us back to health, they are there for us.
When you need help, these brave men and women show up, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. They put themselves in harm’s way for us. Now we want to show up for them.
First Responders Children's Foundation has teamed up with Ryan Seacrest to share the inspiring message of these selfless and dedicated people in healthcare, fire services and public safety who never take a day off from protecting us. The essential role that they play in taking care of our families, homes and communities and their noble acts of heroism.
First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Toy Express will deliver more than 250,000 free toys and masks to first responder agencies and hospitals which will then distribute the holiday cheer to children of first responders and to children in first responder communities. Every child will also receive a mask with their toy.
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First Responders Children’s Foundation established the Toy Express with a generous toy donation worth more than $1,000,000 in retail value from Mattel and American Girl including 5,000 signature 18” American Girl dolls and more than 45,000 in other Mattel products such as Hot Wheels®, Barbie® and Mega Bloks®. Additional sponsors include CSX, Good360, Hess Toy Truck, Jakks Pacific, MaskUSA.com, and Toys for Tots. In addition, generous individuals across the nation are helping bring holiday cheer to first responder families by making donations of toys and money. Transportation of toys and masks across the country is coordinated and provided by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and their Moves that Matter program.