Hasbro, Inc. Provides Donation of Cash to Relief Agencies and Games to Shelters to Assist with the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
$100,000 in total grant support to the American Red Cross, World
Vision and Feeding America; Plus 10,000 games donated to World Vision
and the American Red Cross
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has provided $100,000 in
combined grant support through the Hasbro Children's Fund to the
American Red Cross, World Vision and Feeding America to support their
relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, over 10,000
games have been donated to shelters along the east coast.
"Our hearts go out to the many victims of Hurricane Sandy," said Brian
Goldner, president and CEO of Hasbro, Inc. "We hope our support will
assist these organizations who are working tirelessly to deliver
critical services to those impacted by this disaster."
A $50,000 grant has been made to the American
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid in its efforts to provide
shelter to families who have lost their homes. The donation of games
accompanying the grant will be distributed to shelters across New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut.
Vision, one of the largest international humanitarian relief
organizations, received a $25,000 grant to help in its distribution of
cleaning kits to recovering homeowners, in addition to a donation of
games that will be included in the emergency response kits it is
providing to families impacted by Sandy.
America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization,
received a $25,000 grant to provide food to the areas hardest hit by the
The Pawtucket, RI based company has also opened an internal disaster
relief web site to provide an easy way for its employees to make a
financial contribution to these organizations.
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and
families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment
offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys
and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming
and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its
global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as
TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I.
JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios
develops and produces television programming for markets around the world.
The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between
Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in
the U.S. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social
responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a
safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively
impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has
been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most
Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility
Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
© 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Brandon Keough, 401-727-5651
Source: Hasbro, Inc.
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