Toys”R”Us Donates $500,000 To Save The Children’s Efforts in Japan


The Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund announced last week that they have made a $500,000 donation to Save the Children in order to help provide relief to children and families impacted by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that recently struck the northeast coast of Japan. In addition, they are working to provide immediate deliveries to families in impacted areas of the country who are in urgent need of baby products, including 64,800 cases of diapers, pajamas, towels, blankets, washcloths, legwarmers, hats and more.

In case you aren’t familiar with Save the Children, they a global humanitarian organization that has worked in Japan for 25 years, responding to the needs of children around the world during times of crisis. They have said that an estimated 100,000 children are displaced as a result of the disaster in Japan. Many children and families are staying in over 2,000 evacuation centers, some of which have no electricity or running water.

Toys”R”Us, Inc. and the Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund have an ongoing partnership with Save the Children to provide children and families with needed assistance in times of crisis, including in the wake of large-scale disasters in the U.S. and around the world. The core mission of the Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund is to keep children safe and help them in times of need.

I’m hoping more companies step up to the plate as Japan needs all the help they can get right now!