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Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
Lauren.Laferla@boystown.org
Twitter: @LaurenLaferla

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The More You Give, The More You Have: #FatBrainGives Toys to Foster Family Services

FatBrain Toys Gives

​There are over 3,300 children in the Nebraska foster care system. We at Boys Town know that this is a time where children are vulnerable, confused and hurting. These children often have nothing but the clothes on their backs, and it is our job to carry out the Boys Town mission and make these children feel comfortable so we can lead them on a path to healing. Having even just one toy during this transition can mean the world to a child within the foster care system, and that's why it was such a privilege to be a part of the Fat Brain Toys #FatBrainGives campaign!

Throughout the month of May, Fat Brain Toys partnered with Delivering Good, Inc to give back to children in need. For every toy bought from their selected donation list, they donated a toy directly to charities that are dedicated to keeping kids safe. This year Boys Town was selected as one of the organizations that received toys through the #FatBrainGives campaign! Their goal was to donate 10,000 toys to children in the Omaha area who need it most.

Now, with the campaign concluded, the #FatBrainGives campaign met their goal and raised 10,000 toys for four organizations dedicated to giving back to the community. Out of these, a total of 2,500 toys will be donated to Boys Town Foster Family Services.

"Certainly any donation to Boys Town Foster Family Services is vital," said Matthew Priest of Boys Town Foster Family Services. "A move for a child can be very traumatic. Giving our children a sense of normalcy, with belongings and comfort items they can call their own, is very important. Foster Care is a community-based program and we are so appreciative of community partners such as Fat Brain. Together we are making our communities stronger and healthier."

The #FatBrainGives campaign is one that will play an important and pivotal role in a child's healing. Thank you to Fat Brain Toys and Delivering Good, Inc for the generous and to all who have dedicated their time and resources to support Boys Town Foster Family Services.