Hasbro, Inc. became holiday ‘elves’ as they celebrated the second Global Day of Joy, a volunteer initiative designed to spread cheer and bring positive change to thousands of children in 33 countries. From delivering toys and games to children and providing meals for the homeless to renovating playrooms and hosting special Hasbro Game Day events, Team Hasbro employees volunteered with more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide to make a difference through the power of volunteerism.
“Our Global Day of Joy is a very special day to us because we all come together to make an impact in the lives of thousands of children where we live and work at a very special time of year,” said Brian Goldner, President and CEO, Hasbro, Inc. “By combining the talent and dedication of our employees with incredible charitable partners, we are able to help bring joy to children on a very large, global scale.”
Employees wearing Team Hasbro t-shirts in 17 different languages dedicated time during their busiest season of the year to participate in the Global Day of Joy, a unique opportunity open to all Hasbro employees. The day lasted 27 full business hours from the start of the day in Australia to the close of business in Los Angeles. Service projects from around the globe included:
- The delivery of Hasbro toys and games to all public elementary schools (over 5,100 total students) in the company’s hometown of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, including a special opportunity for one school across the street from Hasbro’s global headquarters, whose students were given a VIP tour
- Hasbro’s entire Colombia office volunteered at an Operation Smile mission in the capital city of Bogota that will help hundreds of children in their country receive life changing surgeries to repair cleft conditions
- Transformers Bumblebee and Optimus Prime joined Mr. Potato Head and the rest of Hasbro’s Latin America team to bring some holiday joy to the patients at Miami Children’s Hospital
- Sorting and packing tens of thousands of toys and games that will be donated to many charitable organizations, including Toys for Tots, SeriousFun Children’s Network and Give Kids the World