First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Toy Express will deliver more than 250,000 free toys and masks to first responder agencies and hospitals which will then distribute the holiday cheer to children of first responders and to children in first responder communities. Every child will also receive 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 24-365.”

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 are helping bring holiday cheer to first responder families by making donations of toys and money. Transportation of toys and masks across the country is coordinated and provided by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and their Moves that Matter program.


Happy Holidays Sponsor




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

The Stocking Elves

Toy Express


Hero Sponsors


Thomas & Annmarie Flood

Eric Modell

Rescuer Sponsors


Bren Padawer

Family Sponsors

Beach House Realty

Timothy Bruns

Shane Connelly

Danielle Gilbride

Judi Gilbert Guerrero

Bill Heinzen

Shannon Leininger

Diane Peacock

Eric Silvey

Honor Sponsors

Carol Crane

Mike Diaz

Karen Farrell

Angie Kacher

Melanie Maass

Barbara Pietsch

Nancy Sakaguchi

Candice Shires

Ashley Zimmer


Penny Barney

Sandra Derbin


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