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Our mission is always to make life more fun. Looking at this goal through another lens, we are always searching for more opportunities to enrich our local and global communities, enriching our own spirit along the way. We hope you will join our effort.

The Toy Movement

All children should be able to enjoy the feeling of fun and reap the extensive benefits of play.

However, in many areas of the world this is simply not their reality. Changing this is the central purpose of The Toy Movement, a global initiative led by Spin Master since 2014. All over the world children are caught in situations that deny them joy: natural disaster, poverty, war and conflict, or other difficult circumstances. To ensure these children are provided opportunities to play, learn, and grow regardless of their conditions, Spin Master has brought together partners from our industry and beyond to provide toys and school supplies in an effort to let kids just be kids. We invite you to watch this inspiring documentary video about our first Toy Movement trip to Jordan.

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Community Involvement

In addition to Spin Master-led initiatives, we also regularly provide free toys and donations to dozens of select local charities and fund-raising programs in each of the more than twenty regions of the world in which we operate.

Philanthropy Day

To further encourage our team to become involved and lend their voluntary support to programs that will impact our communities at home, at work, and around the world, Spin Master Team Members are provided a paid day off every calendar year to volunteer at whatever charity or non-profit is close to their heart.

“It’s not surprising to find this [Philanthropy Day] program here as Spin Master is always so giving. It fits right into our culture.”

- Spin Master Team Member

Our global offices, acting locally

Toronto, Canada

Caring & Sharing

Every holiday season since 2011, we have closed our Toronto office for half a day to spread some joy. Our entire team provides over 1,000 children of limited means with a formal banquet lunch, free toy “shopping” for themselves and a friend, as well as a very memorable day of play with hundreds of toys and amusements, a live DJ and other special guests.

Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive

Since 2014, we have proudly sponsored the Toronto Firefighters’ annual Toy Drive, providing funding, toys, and volunteers to help bring holiday cheer to those in need.

Futurpreneur Canada

Each year Toronto Spin Master team members partner with Futurpreneur Canada to help dozens of fledgling entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas and budding companies into thriving endeavors. In addition to providing much needed funding from the Spin Master Innovation Fund, we also provide mentorship. Our one-on-one program is instrumental in building confidence, expanding networks, and gaining insight, and learning from Spin Master team members who can share their experience across many diverse business functions including HR, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations.

When Spin Master relocated our Toronto office in 2016, we donated our old furniture and building fixtures to several local fledgling businesses, remembering the struggle of our own early days.

Los Angeles, USA

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Our LA team has supported this local hospital through participation in its annual Torch Run, and also providing a fun and exciting visit to the hospital ward with life-sized characters from Paw Patrol.

The Samaritan House

Homelessness is a growing issue in the Los Angeles area and in partnership with this men’s shelter our team provided a pizza party for 150 homeless families.

Richstone Family Center

Our LA teams joined forces with Richstone Family Center to engage with children who have suffered domestic violence and share a fun day of gardening and painting activities.

Bentonville, USA

Bentonville, AR: multiple causes

Our Walmart USA support team has a strategic partnership with Mercy Medical Health Foundation’s Pediatrics Division and also supports the Northwest Arkansas Children's Crisis Center and Women in Crisis Center.

Mexico City, Mexico

Pediatric Cancer

A visit from PAW Patrol Pup-in-Chief Marshall provides much needed cheer for children afflicted with pediatric cancer both at the National Pediatric Hospital and at the Rebecca de Alba Foundation’s annual Christmas party.

FunFAI

Our Mexico team joined PAW Patrol’s Marshall and Chase at FunFAI, an organization to uplift children who live on the grounds of a jail because their mothers are incarcerated. Dozens of children enjoyed a joyful afternoon of entertainment and presents.

Calais, France

Ludo 62

Our Meccano division partners with Ludo 62, an organization providing birthday gifts and other opportunities for happiness to hospitalized children.

Resto du Coeur

Our Meccano division partners with Resto du Coeur, a charity that delivers hot meals and other items (such as toys!) to those in need.

London, United Kingdom

Toy Trust

Among their many philanthropic efforts, our UK team has run, walked, swam, and more for their primary charity of choice: the Toy Trust. Coordinated by the British Toy and Hobby Association, the Toy Trust provides funding to many charities specializing in disadvantaged and disabled children.

Young Persons Concert Foundation

The UK office also supports the Young Persons Concert Foundation in their efforts to inspire children to appreciate orchestral music, a passion of Spin Master founder Ben Varadi.

Hong Kong & China Offices

Multiple Causes

Our three teams in China have devoted their time over the years to the Society for the Welfare of Autistic Persons (SWAP) interacting with autistic teenagers, as well as packing lunch boxes for the elderly and others in their local communities.

“The most magical toys are the action figures and the stuffed animals. Those are the kids’ confidants – the ones they take to bed at night, tell their secrets to, let their imaginations run wild with. In troubled areas of the world, they can make a massive difference.”

–RONNEN HARARY, Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Board Director

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