Santa Monica Councilmember Bobby Shriver gets shot with bubbles during the opening of Upward Bound House’s new Toy Loan Library. Children who participate in the Toy Loan Program at Upward Bound House are able to “check out” toys from “Toyrarians” at the center. After a week, youngsters receive a “good mark” if he or she returns 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 donate new and refurbished toys for the free program. The Toy Loan Program helps to develop a sense of responsibility in children through the observance of an honor code and merit system that gives praise and recognition when toys are returned on time and undamaged.
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