The holiday season brings about the spirit of giving. It’s what I love most about this season. Hasbro and generationOn, the youth division of Point of Light, have partnered for the seventh annual Joy Maker Challenge, a campaign encouraging youth ages 5-18 to spread joy to people in need during the holidays through volunteer service. As a Hasbro Kindness Ambassador, I am so excited to share this wonderful initiative with you. I hope you’ll join my family in taking the Joy Maker Challenge this holiday season. This is a sponsored post by Hasbro. All opinions are my own.
Join the Joy Maker Challenge
Why: For every kid and teen who volunteers throughout The Joy Maker Challenge, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots (up to $1 million worth). Teach your children the importance of helping others.
When: From November 21 – December 23, teens, teachers, youth development professionals and families can sign up, search for local volunteer projects or share their stories for The Joy Maker Challenge through the campaign website.
How: The website features service project ideas, downloadable planning tool kits and project guides, developed by generationOn, to help youth learn about and spread joy to those in need.
Prizes: Four grand prize winners will be selected at the end of the campaign to win a $500 grant, while 20 additional participants will be awarded $250 grants each.
Our Joy Maker Challenge Project
There are so many wonderful project ideas, and most of them are very simple to complete. While searching for a project, my family learned that puzzles help senior citizens keep their minds sharp. We have begun collecting gently used and new puzzles to donate to a local nursing home. We plan to drop them off next week, along with some Christmas cookies.
100 ‘Kindness Ambassadors’ were selected by generationOn to receive 100 toys to donate locally. The Joy Maker Ambassadors were selected based on their volunteer contributions, holiday project story and community need.
The Joy Maker Challenge is part of BE FEARLESS BE KIND, Hasbro’s new signature philanthropic initiative designed to inspire and empower kids to have the empathy, compassion and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives. Since the campaign’s inaugural year in 2010, more than 960,000 total acts of service have been completed, with 6 million dollars’ worth of toys donated to Toys for Tots by Hasbro.
Join the conversation surrounding The Joy Maker Challenge on social media by following and using the hashtag #JoyMaker and #BFBK.
Join me and take the Joy Maker Challenge with your kids today!