“It is our mission to give back to our local community as well as our global community in a humanitarian and philanthropic way. We pride ourselves on being able to contribute and watch our community prosper while doing something we love.” – Robert Tonner
Beginning in the mid-nineties by partnering with celebrities such as Demi Moore and Sheryl Crowe for the AMFAR auction Dolls Have Heart to the world of fashion with Paul Smith and Stella McCartney for the U.K. event Dolls Against Addiction, the Tonner Doll Company has established a long history of giving back.
Giving back to charities in its Hudson Valley hometown location has always been a priority for the Tonner Doll Company. Whether it’s sponsoring the Vampire Ball to benefit Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley or donating to: the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley; the Ulster County SPCA for their no-kill shelter; Ulster Greene ARC which offers people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities opportunities to live and experience full lives; Always There Home Care which provides services to the chronically ill, frail, and/or disabled population; Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation; Special Olympics of NY Hudson Valley Region; Kingston, New York Chamber of Commerce; LGBTQ of Kingston; or Family of Woodstock Inc. an anchor for area residents providing shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care to support people as they achieve the changes they seek; helping elevate local quality of life is paramount to the Tonner Doll Company.
Nationally as well as internationally, the Tonner Doll Company seeks to improve the lives of others as well by donating to: A Friend’s House in Blufton, Indiana, a free-of-charge program where women receive therapy, training and care they need to live healthy lives; St. Francis Hospital, Evanston IL; Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries; Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Susan G. Komen Foundation; Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY, which cares for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana without regard to their families' ability to pay; Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - one of the nation's leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations, funding the social service programs of The Actors Fund and awarding grants to AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states; BiasHELP, Inc, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of bias crimes, hate-related harassment, bullying, techno-bullying/cyberbullying and discrimination; Community Hope which helps individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services; American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Alzheimer’s Association; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center a non-profit community agency that provides confidential help to individuals who are experiencing violence in their relationships; Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Bakersfield, CA; The Angel Fund a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research, internationally recognized for its ground-breaking work in the fight against this devastating illness; Victory Reins a therapeutic equine recreational organization; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; United Federation of Doll Collectors (as well as many UFDC clubs from around the country) a non-profit organization to create, stimulate and maintain a national and international interest in all matters pertaining to doll collecting; and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Recently the Tonner Doll Company also co-sponsored a Habitat for Humanity campaign, “There’s No Place Like Home,” with Warner Brothers.