Dec. 3, 2011
-- [Sylmar, Calif.] – On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9AM, Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) opened the doors of its new Global Distribution Center to host over 1,800 volunteers as they wrapped 70,000 cuddly toys. Those toys, generously donated by Ty Inc., will put smiles on the faces of needy children who would otherwise get nothing for Christmas.
CHF has hosted an annual Toy Wrap for twenty years, but this is a special one for CHF. The end of December marks CHF’s 20th anniversary as a nonprofit. This Toy Wrap is one of the first events in their new Global Distribution Center in Sylmar. The new facility doubles the warehouse space allowing CHF to reach more needy children internationally as well as here in the U.S.
“This year’s Toy Wrap is twice as exciting for CHF,” said Phillips. “Not only are we giving hope to children, but we are doing it from our new home.”
In addition, thousands of volunteers showed up at other CHF locations to wrap toys for kids in need. In the West, over 2,500 volunteers wrapped about 86,500 toys. In the Southwest, 650 volunteers wrapped 42,500 and in the Midwest, 740 volunteers wrapped over 36,000 toys. Combined, nearly 3,890 people reached out to give toys to about 165,000 needy children across America and around the world.
About Children’s Hunger Fund
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CHF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, alleviating the suffering of needy children across America and around the world. CHF provides training and resources to local churches to help them meet the needs in their communities. Since CHF's beginning, an average of 99% of total contributions has gone directly to programs serving children. CHF has distributed one billion dollars in aid and is recognized for efficiency by Forbes.com, MinistryWatch.org, and CharityNavigator.org. Visit www.ChildrensHungerFund.org for more information.