I connected with Hasbro recently at the Type A Parent Conference, as they were focusing on their Be Fearless Be Kind philanthropic initiative. They had my kids participate in creating a Kindness Wall while at Kid Con, and then they learned of my own social good background.
Because they knew I have a soft spot for social good projects, they recently contacted me to tell me about their Joy Maker Challenge. What’s this challenge, you might ask? Well, for every child or teen who volunteers throughout the Joy Maker Challenge from November 21st—December 23rd, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to 1 million dollars’ worth. You just have to go to the site and submit your project. You might even win a grant to help with your project too!
You might have heard, I am a Cub Scout Den Leader and my daughter is in Girl Scouts, so we have been heavily involved with giving this holiday season. This challenge was perfect for us, as we really do love helping others!
Through the Cub Scouts, we went door to door collecting food for the poor. Then, we helped to create over 50 bags of toiletries and hygiene products for the homeless. And last weekend, we helped clean out the recycling bins and plant a flower bed at my son’s school.
My daughter’s troop collected pet supplies and we donated them to a local pet shelter, and then they “adopted” some families in need of toys for Christmas. When Hasbro heard of all of our efforts, they told me they would be sending me a Joy Maker Challenge Kit, containing 20 toys to donate to these families. (I must admit that a couple more toys came in the box, which was so cool because we were able to donate to even more kids). They also sent us some shirts to wear while we were out and about, playing Santa’s Elves.
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You know what’s even cooler? You can get a chance to play Santa’s Elf too! One of my lucky readers will receive their own Joy Maker Challenge Kit to donate to children in need. But, that’s not all….. This reader will also receive a Joy Maker Challenge Kit to KEEP for themselves!!!! I love being able to share the love!
This special giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. It begins 12/17/16 at 12:01 am ET and ends 12/21/16 at 11:59 pm ET.
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Disclosure: This is a donated promotion. I did not receive any money or toys for sharing this social good project. There were some t-shirts for us, as we went out to spread the good cheer, but this in no way affected my willingness to participate.