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Family-friendly auction helps kids in need

A Venetian Muse Barbie Doll is among the

A Venetian Muse Barbie Doll is among the items and one-of-a-kind experiences up for bid in a fundraising auction by the Toy Industry Foundation and auction site Charitybuzz to benefit programs supporting kids in need. Credit: Toy Industry Foundation

The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) recently teamed up with the global charity auction site Charitybuzz to auction off exciting experiences for families to help benefit programs supporting kids in need. 

Bids for the online fundraising auction may be placed through Tuesday, Sept. 30. Some of the one-of-a-kind experiences include a visit to the set of Sesame Street in New York; tickets to Nickelodeon’s 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles; a Venetian Muse Barbie doll; and private meetings with top toy executives from Mattel, Lego and more.

“We’re thrilled to offer such unique experiences through this auction, and we invite toy and play lovers of all ages to participate and support TIF’s mission of delivering brand-new toys to millions of kids who are homeless, in foster care, living on a military base or otherwise in need,” said Jean Butler, TIF’s executive director. “Every dollar we receive through this auction will help us bring comfort and a sense of normalcy to the lives of disadvantaged children.”

To place a bid or check out more items in the auction, visit

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