Giving Back with Our Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge
“Christmas really is about giving back.” Those are the exact words that my son told me after we completed our Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge. Every holiday season I look to teach my kids to look beyond the presents and all of the “stuff” that comes with Christmas. But rarely do I ever get my kids to fully understand this concept. Then we were given the chance to give back this holiday season in partnership with Hasbro. I never dreamed that giving back would have this BIG of an impact on our family this Christmas season. Find out the details of our Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge, how your family can get involved (with toys donation matching & chance to win grants!), and be sure to scroll down for an exclusive Hasbro Toys giveaway at Raising Whasians!
Our Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge
There’s no bigger teaching moment than giving back – kindness, compassion, humbleness, respect, generosity…there are so many life lessons wrapped into one deed. During Christmas, I make it a point that our family give back often and joyfully. When Hasbro invited us to be Joy Maker Ambassadors in extension of their BE FEARLESS BE KIND initiative and donate toys to our local shelter, it was the perfect opportunity to give back as a family – together.
I love how Hasbro has really embraced their mission to BE FEARLESS BE KIND. I admit, it’s definitely a message that I want my kids to hear more of. So with the opportunity to spread a little piece of that message this holiday season, it was a mission I needed our family to be a part of. I kept telling my kids that we had a “super important mission” for the holidays and that I needed their help. That’s when a gigantic Hasbro box showed up at our door. When we opened the box, an overwhelming abundance of toys – 20 fun, quality, name-brand Hasbro toys for us to deliver to our local shelter. It was an opportunity to bless kids that might not have Christmas this year. I have to admit, it was tough for our kids to look at the toys and not desire to keep them all. That’s when the gentle reminder “that we will be giving Christmas to kids” really impacted them.
So we took the family for a drive, big box of toys in tow to our local shelter – just in time for their holiday toy drive. We talked about how important our donation was for other kids. How much they were being “heroes” for Christmas. Our kids got to unload the toys and place them on shelves at the shelter. We said goodbye and drove home. And that’s when my son chimed in.
“Wow, Mom. We did it. We gave children Christmas. Christmas really is about giving back.”
Boom. It clicked. A few moments out of our day turned actions into priceless memories. I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present for my family. Giving back, it really is the BEST gift. It’s as big of a gift for those kids as it is for ours. We made a promise to continue to give kids toys every year, as a family. I wouldn’t miss that opportunity for anything. But the Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge doesn’t end with us. You can make an impact this holiday season too.
Join the Challenge
I challenge your family to give back this holiday season. Sign up to join the Joy Maker Challenge. Every child and teen that volunteers for the Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge between now and December 23rd, Hasbro will donate 1 toy or game to Toys for Tots up to $1 million dollars! Plus, every child that donates their time this holiday season will also be eligible to win grants too! WOW, such an amazing way to give back, spread joy and be the ultimate Joy Maker this holiday season. With a goal of 100,000 volunteers before 12/23, can we do our part? Find out more about the Joy Maker Challenge and sign up today. And be sure to head to Hasbro.com for the latest toys on your child’s holiday wish list.
Your Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge Giveaway
Are you ready to give back this holiday season? Hasbro wants to encourage your family to give back with this very special Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge Giveaway! Enter now to win your own Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge Prize Pack! One lucky reader will win a prize pack containing:
- 20 Hasbro Toys for your family to donate (and join the Joy Maker Challenge)
- 20 Hasbro Toys for your family to keep
There’s nothing like giving back for the holidays. I urge your family to join the Hasbro Joy Maker Challenge and WIN so much more than toys this holiday season! Open to U.S. residents only. HURRY! Ends 12/20/16 at 11:59 pm EST. Here’s how to enter: