To challenge and lead youth to excel in education, character, and leadership through music, animation, and live theater.
To be the international movement of choice for the education and personal growth of today's youth, transforming them into tomorrow's leaders.
The Toy Fair is an internationally attended trade show produced yearly in New York City by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc.(TIA), a not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and other youth entertainment products to kids of all ages. Exhibitors include manufacturers, distributors, and importers showcasing product lines that range from classic and traditional toys to updated/ technologically advanced models to interactive entertainment platforms Toy Fair 2015 welcomed potential 13,000 buyers (retailers, wholesalers, importer-distributors, buying groups and manufactures' reps) nearly 100 countries.
In preparation for Button Nose Kidz, LLC, to exhibit at Toy Fair 2016, Creator and President J’Mel Dowdell, Vice-President of Operations Hilary Bowe Ricks, and Button Nose Kidz Foundation Executive Director Daria Parham drove from Indianapolis to spend a day exploring Toy Fair 2015. In addition to making notes for their 2016 exhibit, J’Mel and Hilary had the opportunity to be interviewed by Michael Artsis with BeTerrific.com.