Hohner Donates To Fort Hood Kids


Hohner is proud to have recently donated Hohner Kids™ Musical Toys in support of the Play Comforts program serving military families at the close of last year. Toy Industry Foundation Manager Marisa Medina had this to say:

We were scheduled to deliver thousands of toys to the children at Ft. Hood well before the tragic shootings occurred just two weeks before our event.  We were very happy to move forward when the base requested that our event be held as planned.  Nearly four thousand children lined up with their families on that sunny day in Texas, each excited to choose their very own toy as well as participate in the other fun activities (bouncy houses, carnival games, crafts, and more).

The Deputy Garrison Commander on base delivered stirring remarks that day, including:  “Mother Teresa reminded us that it’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving… These toys have been given to you with love.”  Thank you for helping to make this possible.

Our Play Comforts program with the military is now in its fifth year, and we’ve learned a great deal.  The bases are often located in isolated areas and the toys remind the families that someone is thinking about them.

In addition, these families move around quite a bit and the toy events help the children to feel “normal” even if just for a day.  And finally, the memories of receiving toys remain with the children, leaving a lasting impression.

Thank you for helping us deliver the magic of play to children in need, including those in military families.  We’ll provide toys to 50 military bases this year alone, with our next toy giveaway event for Coast Guard families scheduled in Petaluma, CA on June 5th.  We couldn’t do this wonderful work without you, and hope you know how much we appreciate your support.  The families we serve certainly appreciate it, too.

With gratitude,

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