The successful, free Toy Loan Program found throughout the County is now being offered at Tracy High School in Cerritos, Supervisor Don Knabe announced recently.
By participating in the program, students in the Teen Parent Program will receive high school credits and their children can borrow one of over 100 available toys, then return the toy and check out others. Much like a traditional library, the loan program will not only give kids the chance to enjoy a toy, it will teach them responsibility and accountability. Children who participate in the Toy Loan Program will be able to check out toys from Toyrarians at the center.
After a week, children receive a good mark if they return their toy on time and undamaged. After earning 20 good marks, children are rewarded with a brand new toy. Individuals, toy manufacturers and other companies can donate new and refurbished toys for the free program.
Genalyn Kaminsky will head up the Toy Loan Program at Tracy High School. Kaminsky is no stranger to the Toy Loan Program; for the past seven years she has been a Toyrarian at Flournoy Elementary School in Los Angeles.
The program is a collaborative effort of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Public Social Services.