Grants to Partners in Health and SOS Children’s Villages USA to Assist Relief in Haiti; Employee Volunteers Pack Thousands of Games for Emergency Shelters in US and Caribbean
Submitted by Hasbro, Inc.
The Hasbro Children’s Fund, the philanthropic arm of global play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), announced today that it is making two grants totaling $100,000 to provide shelter and hunger relief for children and families in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. A $25,000 grant will help SOS Children’s Villages USA, a global organization dedicated to providing family-based care for orphaned and abandoned children, to repair damage to one of its villages located in Haiti. This grant will also support children orphaned by the storm. A $75,000 grant will help Partners in Health, one of the largest NGOs operating in Haiti, fight pediatric malnutrition.
“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Matthew,” said Karen Davis, senior vice president of Global Philanthropy and Social Impact at Hasbro. “We hope these funds will help SOS Children’s Villages and Partners in Health provide much-needed care to families in Haiti recovering from the storm.”
Hasbro and the Hasbro Children’s Fund have a long history of assisting with disaster relief efforts, providing cash, in-kind and volunteer support, as appropriate.
Shortly after the storm made landfall, Team Hasbro employee volunteers packed games into shelter kits for affected communities as part of its Play Relief program. Working together with Good360, Hasbro’s Play Relief program is designed to help provide a distraction and some sense of normalcy for children staying in emergency shelters when a disaster strikes.
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Hasbro, Inc. is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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