Hotel Will Be Turned Into A Toys R Us For Kids With Cancer

It’s only for one night for a very special shopping spree.

November 28, 2018
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An amazing event that was feared would be gone after the closing of the Toys R Us stores but fortunately the foundation involved along with some former Toys R Us employees got creative and brought back an annual event that provides a shopping spree for children that are fighting cancer. 

A Kissimmee hotel will be transformed into a toy store for this amazing event sponsored by the Ohr Meir Foundation, a charity dedicated to giving sick children a fun break from their treatment schedules.

In the past, the event was held at the Mall of Millenia Toys R Us store but after the chain of toy stores closed, the foundation got creative. With help from 18 former Toys R Us employees who were part of this special experience in previous years, they’re turning the Park Inn Hotel into the “Magical Toy Store” for 20 kids and young adults. The shopping spree is just one part of a four-day trip to Orlando, which also includes a visit to Disney World.

“Those Toys R Us staff and the toy store experience were part of this dream-making magic, part of this energy. They had these kids, some in-between chemo treatments, literally dancing in the aisles. How to reproduce that? We can’t exactly take our sick kids to Amazon.com,” Ohr Meir Foundation spokesman Steven Friedman says. “The toy store experience is vital to their memories, to give these kids their childhood back.”

When there's a will, there's a way. Thank goodness the Ohr Meir Foundation and their volunteers were determined to bring happiness to these children. Continued success! ~grace