Have had the opportunity to be apart of two Toybank Distributions, and I must say
beyond the joy of the children receiving the toys its the act of giving that is
To see grown people taking charge and responsibility toward entertaining these beautiful
children is really quite enjoyable. Hats off to Shweta, who this comes to so so
I would say come be a Toybanker and have your very own toybanking experience.
Be Inspired... Make that Difference!
-- Purab H Kohli, Indian Model, VJ, Actor
TOYBANK.... its a brilliant idea to bring smiles on the faces of children!! Toys
are such an integral part of growing up and its a good thing that you take them
into a few more childhoods. Of course learning through toys and games must not be
left for a privileged few. After all its every child's RIGHT to Play. Yet lots more
needs to be changed to ensure happy childhoods... but at least TOYBANK is piece
of the puzzle as you say!!! my bestest of bestest wishes... The new website is awesome!
-- Lara Shankar, Manager - Volunteer Action | CRY (Child Rights and You)
Toybank gives regular people like us the opportunity to feel like Santa for a while.
The feeling of gifting is one that can only be experienced and not described. Toybank
is doing a great job by helping children discover their childhood completely. Toys,
in a way of their own, complete the entire experience of growing for children. There
are a couple of things that everyone has learnt only through toys in their childhood.
Toybank is completing this experience for the children.
-- Ajinkya Khedekar, Volunteer
"The whole team of LEAD thanks all the kind hearted Toybank gang from the deepest
corner of our heart for all the beautiful toys & snacks sent for our kids. I have
personally visited each & every kid & they are really having a wonderful time with
all set of toys—cars, jeeps, dolls, teddy bear, tiny kitchen set & the most interesting
one -- Krisshh ;-)
Delighted mother of Madhuri(6yrs) says, "usne oos din anita(2 yrs) ko khaana oosi
bartan mein khilaya!!!" (That day she (Madhuri) fed Anita(Madhuri’s sister) from
that same Kitchen Set (that she received from Toybank))
Vinod adds , ”meri jeep ne raja ki car ko ooda diya!!!!” (The kids had a car race
in which Vinod’s jeep beat Raja’s car) & then Sangeeta comes running & starts flaunting
her new set of apple, mango & banana.
Anjali’s mother smiles ”Gudiya ko paas mein rakhkar hi soti hai!”(Anjali has her
doll close to her when she sleeps)
All these may seem very common to many of us… But believe me the feelings, the expressions
we have seen & felt in the eyes & hearts of the these kids & even their parents
after this toy distribution, it seems this fever is going to stay here for some
more time for sure!!!!
-- LEAD, NGO Partner
"I’m a resident of Pune and have been deeply inspired by the complete thought and
execution of the Toy Bank concept."
-- Vibhuti Agrawal, Design Expert | Harbinger Systems
"Toy plays an important part in a child's life. Toys bring both positive and negative
thoughts depending upon the type. Toys (Like Cars, bikes etc.) also bring about
competitiveness in the attitude of a child which helps him/her to be competitive
and prepare them mentally to face the challenges of life."
-- Ajeet Pratap, Volunteer
"If you give a child a toy gun & he tells you he wants to be a gangster that hurts.
Such important is the effect of the toy. Giving a toy is like administering a medicine.
You have to know the child's behavior before you give him the toy. So the toy teaches
the child reflexes & builds up his understanding of the exterior world. They tell
him how to correlate various inputs he gets from his environment."
-- Ashutosh Warikoo, Volunteer
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