The effects of COVID-19 have been particularly difficult for families with seriously ill children. Since the onset of the pandemic, Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network, has seen significant growth in the number of families in need.
The nonprofit has been providing critical programs and services, such as counseling and mental health support, meal deliveries to hospitals and homes, crisis interventions, transportation to medical appointments, and emergency financial assistance, but it also continues to find new ways to bring joy and smiles to sick children. Its latest initiative, the Chai Lifeline Toy Tank, hopes to alleviate some of the boredom and isolation children are experiencing.
Thanks to a donation of more than 5,000 toys, games, and activities from Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company, Chai Lifeline Toy Tanks are delivering excitement staright to families’ front doors.
“In recent months, our staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to help meet the needs of our families,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, CEO of Chai Lifeline. “We hope the Toy Tank will offer our children some much-needed comfort and happiness.”
Chai Lifeline Canada, which initiated the program in Toronto, and Chai Lifeline West Coast have already begun their Toy Tank deliveries, and more distributions are expected across Chai Lifeline’s North American regions in the coming weeks.
“During this difficult time, Spin Master remains committed to providing children with the opportunity to grow and learn through play, regardless of circumstance or setting,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO of Spin Master. “Together, with the help of incredible charitable organizations, like Chai Lifeline, we can deliver inspiration, imagination, and joy to children during this uncertain and stressful time.”