TORONTO, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY, www.spinmaster.com) a leading global children's entertainment company is donating close to 90,000 toys, plush, games and activities at a retail value of approximately US $1 million to children in need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"During this difficult time, Spin Master remains committed to providing children with the opportunity to grow and learn through play, regardless of circumstance or setting," said Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO of Spin Master. "Together, with the help of incredible charitable organizations in the US and Canada, we can deliver inspiration, imagination and joy to children during this uncertain and stressful time."
Charitable partners include Baby2Baby, Toys for Tots, School on Wheels, Variety The Children's Charity of Southern California, Chai Lifeline West Coast, Chai Lifeline Canada, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada, Save the Children, Toronto Firefighter's Toy Drive and additional charities through the help of Impact Giving. A selection of comforting plush, engaging family board games, creativity-based activities and puzzles, action figures, dolls, RC vehicles and more will find deserving homes through the help of these incredible organizations dedicated to the wellbeing of children.
"We are so thankful for the generosity we continue to receive from our partners, supporters and the community and the sizable donation of toys we received from Spin Master speaks to that," said Tiffany MacDonald, Regional Vice President, Make-A-Wish® Canada, Central and Eastern Ontario. "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to postpone hundreds of wishes nationally and this donation will help us bring extra smiles and hope to our brave wish kids waiting for their wishes to come true." Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Canada has granted over 34,000 wishes to Canadian children with critical illnesses.
Spin Master has a legacy of giving back, with focus on enriching the lives of children. In addition to the toy donation, Spin Master is also manufacturing face shields for frontline healthcare workers. To date, over 200,000 face shields have been delivered to medical centers, nursing homes and shelters across North America to help support those who are taking care of others.
About Spin Master
Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 110 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 30 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced 11 television series, including the relaunched Bakugan: Battle Planet and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,800 people in countries around the world including Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
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