Toy Express Delivered Free Toys & Masks To First Responder Families & Agencies Nationwide

First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Toy Express delivered more than 500,000 free toys and masks to first responder agencies and hospitals which then distributes the holiday cheer to children of first responders and to children in first responder communities. Every child received a mask with their toy.

“We’re saying happy holidays and thank you to the heroic first responders who show up when we dial 911,” said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children’s Foundation.  “Toy Express will help make a happy holiday for the children of our first responders which include nurses, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics, medical personnel, and 911 dispatchers.  Our first responders are on the frontlines of the pandemic, and they continue to risk their own health every day in selfless service to their local communities across the country.  So, please help us help them.  You can send toys & masks at or by texting TOY to 24365.”

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,, and Toys for Tots.  In addition, generous individuals across the nation helped bring holiday cheer to first responder families by making donations of toys and money. Transportation of toys and masks across the country was coordinated and provided by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and their Moves that Matter program.

New York, NY

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Saugerties, NY

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Staten Island, NY

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Fort Wayne, IN

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Columbia, SC

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Elizabeth & Union County, NJ

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Brooklyn & Bronx, NY

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Malverne, NY

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New York & New Jersey

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Dover, NJ

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DeWitt Township, MI

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South Old Bridge, Montgomery & Jackson, NJ

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Bronx, NY

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Queens, NY

Cranford, NJ

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Cincinnati, OH

White Sulpher Springs, WV

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Toy, Mask, & Logistics Sponsors

American Girl

Hess Toy Truck
Jakks Pacific

Moves That Matter
Total Quality Logistics (TQL)
Toys for Tots

Commissioner Sponsor


Battalion Sponsors

Electronix Systems Central
Katherine Rayner

Station Alarms
The Stocking Elves

Toy Express

Hero Sponsors

Carol & Eugene Cheng

Josephine Fleishman
John Heath

Thomas & Annmarie Flood
Eric Modell
James Norberg
Abigail Solomon

Rescuer Sponsors

Alice Elliot
Brian Graham
Michael Herman
Allie Maguire

Bren Padawer
Linda Renninger
Carol Sclafani
Carol Sclafani
Linda Sparks
Jeffrey Ward
Elizabeth Wong
Family Sponsors

Alexandra Anderson
Beach House Realty
Russell Basso
Emily Becker
Margaret Biller
Steve Bley
Murina Bollaro
Timothy Bruns
Larry Cimino
Patti Corazzo
Shane Connelly
Danielle Gilbride

Ellen Donahue
Rosalyn Fierstein
Judi Gilbert Guerrero
Judith Harris
Jay Hechtman
Bill Heinzen
Rachel Herskovitz
John Kennelly
Yury & Anna Kolesnikov
Kyle Lewis

Shannon Leininger
Patricia Leffler
Patricia London
Lyons Family
Joan McQuillan
Sue Myers
Kathryn Page
Diane Peacock
Sara E. Risher
Eric Silvey
Linda Brainin Solon
David Vasconcellos
Susan Weinberg
Johnn Zacharia

Honor Sponsors

David K. Amster
Jay Wesley Anderson
Eleni Arritola
Milena Aquino
Linnea Carroll-Holmer
Kayann Cervola
Everette Colasanto
Carol Crane
Diane Czech
Joseph DeLoretta
Sondra Evers
Karen Farrell
John Faure
Diana Fedinec
Natalie Ferrera
Lauren Fuertes
Ashley Gambino
Dan Genetti

Joan Goldstein
Marianna Gonsalves
Deanna Graves
Dennis Hare
Margie Harvey
Nina Hasburgh
John Ireland
Sarah Jesse
Angie Kacher
Sandra Kerrest
Michael Koester
Cindy Kummer
Lori Lipten
Philip Lippincott
Chris Little
Eloise & Gary Loughlin
Stephen Lottes
Melanie Maass
Erin Martinez
Jim McDevitt

Christine Meacham
Liz Mulhern
Robert Murphy
Susannah Nilosek
Barbara Pietsch
Milagros Ponce
Annique Quinn
Nancy Sakaguchi
Harriet Sheridan
Candice Shires
Richard Sodon
Alexander Steinberg
Jared Stone
Brian Sullivan
Judith Swanson
David Tannenbaum
Robert Testa
Dann & Kelly Thomas
Sandra Timby
Jessica Walkowiak
Ashley Zimmer


Penny Barney
Andrea Bauman
Timothy Bruns
Andreas Campillo
Alex Carbonell
Allison Cook
Jeannie Corporan
Debbie Costa
Sandra Derbin
Vincent Demartines
Roy Evans
Trudy Field
Marissa Gable
David & Susan Gilman

Diane Goldstein
Joseph Gualtieri
Walter L. Hamilton
Janet Jones
Sharon C. King
Barbara Kraus
Susan Krieger
Cynthia Kumor
Jose Loya
McTyre Family Trust
Michael Meder
Jennifer Mickey
Lauren Numeroff
Jeanne Peaslee

Bruce Peterson
John Rasulo
Emanuel Savas
Alina Sauvat
Elizabeth Scholl
Christopher Sims
Rika Y Spira
Spencer Stiefel
David Thomas
Michael Thompson
Amanda Uster
Luis Valcarcel
Matthew Walker
Steven Wylie


From May 14 to 17, 2020, for every Barbie doll purchased in America, Mattel donated a Barbie doll to the First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express holiday toy program.  These 34,000 donated Barbie dolls will deploy across America this 2020 holiday season rushing to the rescue of children everywhere aboard the First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express!

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“What an amazing start to our drive, we can’t thank you enough!”

Sergeant Matthew Higgins
Warwick Police Department
Warwick, RI

“When we are having a hard day doing something that is bothersome, something like this comes along and puts the day into perspective.  And, just like that the world is back in focus and you are on track again.  I cannot thank you all enough for the work that you do.  It is important, and you are making a difference.  Our agents are grateful for you and your foundation.  And,we are thankful for our partnership with your foundation.  THANK YOU!”

Angela Costa
CSX Corporate Citizenship
Jacksonville, FL

“The Toy Express delivery to the fire department went great!!  I am truly at a loss for words.  Thank you so very much”

Chief David Brierty
Ridgefield Fire Department
Ridgefield, NJ

“All I can say is WOW! And a huge thank you. We were struggling to fill our requests for toys this year, and this really sets us up nicely. Our community is grateful for your generosity so THANK YOU FROM US ALL!”

Chief of Police Jeffrey A. Shook
Crestline Police Department
Crestline, OH

“On behalf of the Littlestown Police Department, I want to thank you for the toy donation we received today. This will go a long way in making a lot of kids happy Christmas morning. Please express our thanks and appreciation to everyone involved.”

Chief of Police / Borough Manager Charles G. Kellar Littlestown Police Department
Littlestown, PA

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