Los Angeles CA— On December 12, award-winning STEAM brand Osmo, whose products are used in over 30,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes nationwide, will be participating in Toys for Joy’s annual event.
Osmo’s charitable arm, Osmo Cares, will donate 800 fun, educational STEAM kits at this event, to lift the spirits of young boys and girls, for a second year in a row. In the past 23 years, almost 167,000 San Diego children and their families have experienced the hope of Christmas at the annual Toys for Joy event, where they receive free toys, groceries, and more. Held at 4 locations in San Diego, this event is hosted by Rock Church in partnership with local schools, businesses, churches, and community organizations; in 2019, it attracted over 15,530 attendees and 3,870 volunteers.
Says Toys for Joy Director Michele Kassa, “During the holiday season, it can be difficult for families to provide toys and food without sufficient funds and resources. This is true now more than ever with the impact of COVID-19. Many [families] have shared that they didn’t know how they were going to provide for their children. For the families attending Toys for Joy, a simple gesture of a new toy for their child means the world.”
Adds Kassa, “To be able to give a toy like Osmo to a child that otherwise might not be able to afford it is a blessing. It enables a child to learn STEAM-based principles while having fun. We are thankful that Osmo is committed to getting resources to make STEAM-based learning accessible to children and schools regardless of their background.”