In an effort to expand its reach and create occupational opportunities for adults with disabilities, Easterseals Nevada has acquired Toys 4 Smiles, a local non-profit organization dedicated to creating toys, from donated scrap hard woods, for children of all ages in need of a smile. A staple in the valley for more than a decade, Toys 4 Smiles will continue operating as a permanent program within the Easterseals Nevada organization.
Created in 2006, Toys 4 Smiles began as a community-based campaign to manufacture wooden toy cars for children in the Las Vegas valley. Since its inception, the non-profit has donated over 300,000 cars to first responders and other philanthropic organizations in Southern Nevada.
With this acquisition, Toys 4 Smiles cars will also be used to assist in developmental therapy for children with disabilities and will enhance services at Easterseals Nevada's new Children’s Therapy and Autism Clinic. Additionally, Easterseals Nevada will expand the program to create occupational opportunities for veterans and adults with disabilities who have completed its Community Training Services program, providing adults with disabilities the opportunity to earn a paycheck.
The Toys 4 Smiles workshop is currently located at 4315 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 200. For more information, please call (702) 870-7050.