Franchising.com:

Today, Toys”R”Us, U.S. announced that its fourth annual nationwide in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, raised nearly $1.8 million.

Coinciding with Autism Awareness Month in April, all of the company’s Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us stores across the country, along with Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks, collected cash donations to help the organization fund global biomedical research for autism while raising public awareness about the disorder and its effects on individuals, families and society.

“For the fourth consecutive year, our customers and employees demonstrated their desire to help solve the autism puzzle by generously supporting our campaign to benefit Autism Speaks,” said Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “At Toys”R”Us, we are committed to improving the lives of children and families in need, and we’re proud that our efforts will help Autism Speaks fund much-needed research, as well as advocacy efforts.”