Published: Mar 30, 2011 3:58 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 30, 2011 12:58 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Delta Family Counseling in Cape Coral has a new way you can help children devastated by the disaster in Japan.

They were contacted by Play Therapists from Japan, asking for toy donations, rather than money. The toys will not only give the children something to smile about, they will also play a key role in helping them process and work through the emotions of the traumatizing event.

"Toys are phenomenal for the kids," Tara Moser from Delta Family Counseling said. "Play is the language of children and the language of everybody. We just forget to play sometimes. Children can play out what is going one without even having to use words, and those toys can provide that."

They're asking for all types of new and gently used toys. They already have one box ready to be shipped to Japan.
For more information and to see a list of toys, go to: http://www.deltafamilycounseling.com/helping-the-play-therapists-in-japan/