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The Opentree Foundation (Toybank)

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Address: The Opentree Foundation Unit 308, Jagurti industrial Premises, VSNL Colony, Opposite Polycab, Mogul lane, Mahim, Mumbai 400016

Aligned to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Who We Are

Toybank—Development through Play, registered as The Opentree Foundation, is a non-profit founded in August 2004 that provides at-risk children safe and happy learning spaces to keep them on track with their mental and behavioural well-being through our Play2Learn Programme. We partner with schools, shelter homes, community centres and NGOs that engage with children from vulnerable communities across urban and rural Maharashtra to set up Play2Learn Centres in their premises. Through well-curated Play2Learn Sessions, we focus on the development of Social-Emotional Learning, Critical Thinking and Cognitive skills.
On a daily basis, Toybank’s hybrid programme impacts 60,000+ children through 420 Toybank Play Centres and 634 Support Groups (as of 31st May 2022). At our Play2Smile Centres, in collaboration with hospitals, our Play Sessions reduce stress and anxiety in children undergoing treatments.

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Children from low-income communities often do not have access to developmental necessities — well-being, nutrition, and safe spaces to play. Despite their best efforts, caregivers may fall short in providing children with quality attention and tools to aid their learning and holistic development. Through Play, we can address inequality, break the cycle of deprivation, and improve future outcomes. Our Play2Learn Programme transforms children's lives by focusing on and developing their Social-Emotional Learning, Critical Thinking and Cognitive Skills to counteract the probable negative environment that at-risk children grow up in. These skills enable children to make better life choices that support their positive development and result in building well-rounded adults. Your support will enable us to expand our Play2Learn Programme— to set up and maintain our Play2Learn Centres spread across Mumbai and Rural Maharashtra, in schools and community centres where children have a safe space to develop crucial life skills.

Fund Utilization in 2020

Total funds raised in 2020 - INR 141001

Project NamePlay2Learn
Amount Utilized (INR)141001
Project DescriptionIs used to provide games and conduct Play session. Also provide PlayAtHomeKits
LocationsAhmednagar > Maharashtra (MH),Beed > Maharashtra (MH),Mumbai City > Maharashtra (MH),Mumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH),Nanded > Maharashtra (MH),Osmanabad > Maharashtra (MH),Thane > Maharashtra (MH),Palghar > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesEducation > Non formal education,Education > Value education,Education > Early childhood learning
Beneficiary GroupChildren
Beneficiary DescriptionUnderprivileged kids
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Play2Learn + Play2Smile 56,000

Fund Utilization in 2019

Total funds raised in 2019 - INR 694619

Project NamePlay2Learn and Play2Smile centers
Amount Utilized (INR)694619
Project DescriptionToybank believes that investing in young children through early childhood development programs ensures that they have the right stimulation and nurturing. We believe that it is the most important investment to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty and improve outcomes later in life. Once a child comes into a safe space, it learns to open up to learning and playing. A safe and happy Childhood builds a safe community there by leading to a stronger and more empowered society as a whole.
LocationsBeed > Maharashtra (MH),Mumbai City > Maharashtra (MH),Mumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH),Satara > Maharashtra (MH),Osmanabad > Maharashtra (MH),Ahmednagar > Maharashtra (MH),Solapur > Maharashtra (MH),Palghar > Maharashtra (MH),Thane > Maharashtra (MH),Raigad > Maharashtra (MH),Sindhudurg > Maharashtra (MH),Ahmednagar > Maharashtra (MH),Nanded > Maharashtra (MH),Nagpur > Maharashtra (MH),Chandrapur > Maharashtra (MH),Gadchiroli > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesEducation > Early Childhood Learning,Education > Teacher Training
Beneficiary GroupChildren
Beneficiary DescriptionThrough our play sessions and activities, we reach out to at-risk children. These are children who are most deprived in our society including orphaned, children with hearing, speech, visual or mental challenges, rescued children, children who are at conflict with the law and who have been victims of abuse. Most of the children who we work with are subject to health problems, substance abuse, theft, harassment , physical and sexual abuse. They may come from low income or at times even below poverty line economic backgrounds.
ImpactToybank actively collects data to quantitatively measure its impact in the following skills.
1. Social and emotional skills
2. Life skills
3. Cognitive Skills
4. Fine and Gross Motor skills
5. Language skills

Toybank addresses a very subtle subject in the social arena for children. It is a powerful challenge
that it is undertaking which is almost always over-looked by many of us who are in the process of
change. It provides infinite happiness in the lives of children and gives them a chance to dream, to
come out of their shells, and to be children once again.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Play Sessions at our centers 200 sessions across all centers in a month (mumbai)

Fund Utilization in 2018

Total funds raised in 2018 - INR 30000

Project NamePlay2Smile
Amount Utilized (INR)30000
Project DescriptionPlay2Smile (P2S) is a collaborative initiative under Toybank-The Opentree Foundation. Toybank
collaborates with hospitals and paediatric centres to offer power of play to children undergoing
treatments. Play therapy helps children with trauma resolution, social integration, growth and
development and emotional modulation. The objective is to bring positive experiences and lessen
children’s anxiousness while visiting such centres.
Toybank – Play2Smile Centre will be activated at centres, which will have toys and games for the
children to play with. Through the P2S initiative Toybank will donate toys and games to the
Play2Smile centres. These will then be used to lessen anxiety and for stress reduction of the kids
visiting the centre.
LocationsMumbai City > Maharashtra (MH),Mumbai suburban > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesHealth > Maternal & Child Health,Social Inclusion > Others
ImpactAt Toybank we realise that when children are unwell and undergoing treatment or exposed to the
hospital environment, their usual routines are disrupted. Some of them are separated from their
families and other familiar people or spaces for periods of time. Play2Smile provides access to Play
to children at Hospitals and Palliative Care Centres. We set up libraries basis the need assessment of
the various spaces.
The objectives of Play2Smile
1) create an environment where stress and anxiety are reduced;
2) catering to the emotional and mental needs of the individual.
3) provide the individual with the means with which to cope with diagnosis, illness and
treatment, which ultimately gives control back to the individual;
4) reduce developmental regression and therefore promote confidence, self-esteem and
5) making the individual feel at ease in the surroundings and the experiences of the hospital;
6) facilitate appropriate channels of communication between the patient, the family and
relevant health care professionals;
(Individual – patient / caregiver/ family members)
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Romillia Pallliative Care - Setup of Play Center 1 Center
2 SRCC - Setup of Play Center 1 Center
3 Wadia Hospital - Setup of Play Center 1 Center
` 68000 of ` 1500000
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