Give a Child a Toy Charity is a symbolic name for a charity that is a non-political and non-governmental organization. Starting as a small charity which was founded in order to supply gifts, and necessary school kits to over 16,000 children during the civil war.

Through its initial efforts, it was able to establish up to 10 library centers, providing educational and recreational activities to deprived children across the country.

Over the years, the charity has grown in leaps and bounds, and is now able to give the gift of life, by providing vital pediatric medical equipment and treatments, to many hospitals, and to a great number of children in need.




TRUSTEES: Mrs Lynna Kalo, Mrs Rima Hakim Connelly

CHAIRMAN: Mrs Lynna Kalo
VICE CHAIRMAN: Mrs Amal Hallak
TREASURER: Mrs Vivo Omari
SECRETARY: Mrs Rima Hakim Connelly

Mrs Louloua Azem - Mrs Perihan Bassatne – Mrs Nayla Chebli – Mrs Carol Duncan – Miss Nadine Hallak - Mrs Rima Himani – Mrs Mona Karouni - Mrs Maha Kutay -
Mrs Renee Nassar – Mrs Raghida Raheem - Mrs Maya Rasamny - Mrs Hayat Sanbar – Mrs Maria Shammas – Mrs. Randa Smadi -
Mrs Marie Taktouk – Miss Yasmina Sabrier - Mrs Reem Waines – Mrs Myriam Yared

Mrs Leila Beydoun – Mrs Myriam Ghobril – Miss Silva Karam – Mrs Hassana Salam – Mrs Leila Sharaf – Mrs Leila Chaaban – Mrs Viviane Naaman


Highlights from 2010:
An incubator with specialised equipment to the mother and child association, the Makassed Hospital and a mobile one for the Lebanese Red Cross for ambulance use. The expansion of the Eye and Ear program around the country, as well as three reaserch programmes  for The Children Cancer Centre.


Our May 2011 Gala was, thanks to our most generous and supportive guests, a spectacularly successful evening.  We presented a number of projects needing our urgent attention and the pledges for each one of those surmounted all previous funds raised.  See you all again at our December Bazaar.


Over the past 26 years, it is your continuous generosity and loyalty that has enabled us to reach out to thousands of children across the country.  As we face more challenging times ahead, it is your ongoing support that will help us to further alleviate some of the suffering.