Event: Mattel-MEGA invites the media to join them as they welcome Santa Claus and children from the Generations Foundation and Sun Youth at the Mega Bloks toy factory.
Date: Friday, December 12th, 2014
Time: 9:30AM to 1:00PM (EST)
Location: MEGA Brands, 4505 Hickmore, Montreal, H4T 1K4.
Please RSVP to Stephanie Pinsonnault: [email protected] or 514-258-7115.
Mega Bloks elves prepare to spread Holiday cheer for the third consecutive year to Sun Youth and the Generations Foundation
MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - It has now become an official annual tradition for Mega Bloks to give a hand to Santa Claus in providing children's toys to Sun Youth and the Generations Foundation. Once again, the toy maker, Global Montreal and Shaw Media pair up to assist in the ongoing effort to help families and children in need during this special time of year.
To celebrate Santa's visit, Mega Bloks has extended an invitation to several groups of children from the Generations Foundation and Sun Youth to come meet Santa and his elves. Children will experience a tour of North America's largest toy factory to learn how toys are made.
"It has become a tradition of ours to have these kids visit us during the holidays. It is truly a day that all Mega employees look forward to," said Bisma Ansari, Vice President, Boys & Girls, MEGA® Brands.
"The Generations Foundation and the children they serve are proud to participate in the Mega Bloks Toy Factory Visit-- a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most children!" adds Adrian Bercovici, Executive Director and co-founder of the Generations Foundation. "We give heartfelt thanks to the Mega Brands Family for their generosity and compassion".
Adds Sid Stevens, Executive Vice-President and cofounder of Sun Youth: "We are touched by the offer that came in from Mattel-MEGA. We are always pleased to renew a partnership with them once again came through at a very difficult period for our organization. This partnership will allow us to make sure that 1,500 youngsters between the age of 0 and 12 will be able to have gifts under the Christmas tree, thanks to MEGA and Santa".
MEGA Brands invites the media to join them on Friday, December 12th at 9:30 am as they welcome Santa Claus and children from the Generations Foundation and Sun Youth at the Mega Bloks toy factory, located at 4505 Hickmore, Montreal, H4T 1K4.
About MEGA Brands
A member of the Mattel family of companies, MEGA Brands Inc. is a trusted collection of leading global brands in construction toys, games & puzzles and arts & crafts. They offer engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products. MEGA® Brands includes MEGA BLOKS®, RoseArt®, MEGA Puzzles®, MEGA Games® and Board Dudes®.
Visit http://www.megabrands.com for more information.
The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, MEGA Puzzles, MEGA Games and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel's portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel's companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or www.twitter.com/mattel.
About Sun Youth Organization
Sun Youth was founded in 1954 with the objective of providing inner-city youths with positive outlets for their energies through sports. Since then, Sun Youth has grown and now provides Montrealers with over 30 services with their Emergency Services, Sports & Recreation and Crime Prevention Departments. For further information, visit www.sunyouthorg.com.
About the Generations Foundation
Generations Foundation was founded in 1999, dedicated to helping people in need. Given the unacceptable level of child poverty, their major focus is on children who suffer from hunger, neglect and social problems. To enable children to learn, they must be properly nourished. Over 7000 students, who participate in a variety of their food programs, receive breakfast, snacks and hot lunch daily in 100 schools and learning centers in Montreal and vicinity. In addition, 300 inner-city children have the opportunity of attending summer camp with Generations Foundation sponsorship. 514.933-8585
SOURCE: MEGA Brands Inc.
For further information: Stephanie D. Pinsonnault, Public Relations, MEGA Brands Inc. (c/o Mattel Inc.), [email protected], 514-333-5555 ext. 2504, Direct: 514-258-7115