KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Drop off a battery operated toy Thursday, July 13th between 7:00 a.m. of 6:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art for the East Tennessee Technology Access Center Toy Drive!
While there are plenty of great toys for children that are battery operated; the following toys are easier and better to adapt for the children. Please take a look and see if you are able to donate:
Examples of types of toys that are adaptable for children with disabilities who can’t use their hands, arms, or fingers:
ALL toys must have batteries;
Toys with only one activation point are better than toys with multiple buttons;
Toys that move, have lights, sounds or vibration
Toys that play current radio hit songs, or fun well known songs
Have an old mp3, iPod or iPad you aren’t using? Older kids could use it to play music.
Not sure what toy to purchase? ETTAC can always use donations that will allow us to purchase the materials needed to adapt toys and make the adapted switches we give away with all of our toys.
The battery operated toys will be adapted for kids with special needs so they can play with different toys too! Once the "elves" at ETTAC adapt the toys; they will be given to children with special needs at the annual Christmas Party free of charge!
It's a yearly tradition that is only made possible by the Knoxville area community.