Hasbro Celebrates 5th Annual Global Day of Joy with Company-wide Day of Service to Benefit Children in Need
“When we hosted our first Global Day of Joy five years ago, we couldn’t
have imagined how impactful and how meaningful this would become,” said
Ninety-four percent of
In celebration of this year’s Global Day of Joy, hundreds of volunteer projects are taking place worldwide to spread kindness and joy, including:
Rhode Island, Mexico, India, and the UK, employees are working together with Special Olympicsto host game days, holiday parties and a sports tournament.
Teams at Hasbro’s
Torontoand Rhode Islandoffices are taking “random acts of kindness” to the next level, hosting formal “Mission Kindness” scavenger hunts that assign point values for each act of kindness completed.
The Hasbro West team in
Burbank, CAis teaming up with non-profit Kids for Peace to paint the “Kindness Mobile,” a bus that will be driven from Californiato Texasto launch the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge in January.
“This is an incredibly special day for all of us and it builds on the
work we do year-round to make a positive impact for children and
families worldwide,” said
Beyond the holiday season,
Through the Team Hasbro global volunteer program,
Hasbroemployees are given the benefit of four hours of paid time off each month to volunteer with organizations benefitting children.
- BE FEARLESS BE KIND, Hasbro’s signature philanthropic initiative, is aimed at developing compassion and empathy in children. This year, more than a quarter million youth and caring adults took the BE FEARLESS BE KIND Pledge to be inclusive, stand up and make a difference.
Hasbromaintains strategic philanthropic partnerships with organizations including Operation Smile, SOS Children’s Villages, SeriousFun Children’s Network, Toys for Tots and Give Kids the World to make the greatest impact possible for children. A similar coalition of BE FEARLESS BE KIND partners includes Creative Visions, The Great Kindness Challenge (with Kids for Peace), No Bully, Special Olympics, World’s Largest Lesson (with UNICEF), the Middle School Kindness Challenge and YSA (Youth Service America).
- More than 300,000 toys and games were donated to help families impacted by natural disasters this year. Hasbro’s partnership with Toys for Tots provided families with gifts for their children during the holidays. Hasbro’s Play Relief program, a partnership with global nonprofit Good 360, equipped emergency shelters with toys and games to provide a distraction and sense of normalcy for children and their families who have been displaced.
Katy Hendrickson, 401-727-5603