|By PR Newswire||
|December 9, 2013 11:16 AM EST||
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, global branded play company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) spread joy to thousands of underserved children in 35 countries through its first-ever Global Day of Joy. The initiative empowered Hasbro's 5,000 employees worldwide to spread joy by volunteering in community service projects to help children in need.
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From its global headquarters in the United States to its offices across Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific –Team Hasbro employees volunteered with more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide, many of which the company works closely with during the year through its philanthropic programs.
"Hasbro's commitment to helping children where we live and work began with our founders more than 90 years ago and continues with our inaugural Global Day of Joy," said Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner. "With the help of our many charitable partners, this initiative provided our employees with a glimpse into the incredible impact that can be made for children in need across the globe when we work together."
Examples of service projects that took place on Hasbro's Global Day of Joy include:
- transformation of 24 outdated play areas into safer, more vibrant and inspiring spaces, including one at Operation Smile's location in Colombia for children who have received life changing cleft palate procedures
- hosting a variety of "Game Day" events at schools and other youth organizations
- assembly of 136,000 meals that were delivered to food pantries and schools in partnership with Outreach Inc., a U.S. based hunger relief organization
- the delivery of thousands of toys and games to charitable organizations across the globe
Throughout the year, Hasbro's philanthropic programs focus on empowering childhood by bringing "the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service" into the lives of children in need. During the 2013 holiday season alone, Hasbro expects to donate more than $3 million worth of toys and games to children and approximately $15 million in total philanthropic support worldwide.
Learn more about Hasbro's philanthropic programs worldwide.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, 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. Learn more at www.hasbro.com.