10:42 h / 2021/08/25
Spin Master Corp. is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization of local chapters focused on providing youth with equal access to opportunities and experiences, donating a total of $275,000 USD to the non-profit in 2021 to further enhance art programming for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
With the philanthropic vision to help kids learn and grow through play, Spin Master is focused on giving kids a chance to just be kids and removing obstacles to innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship. The donation to the national youth organization will be used to advance its national arts program, helping select clubs expand their offering with more arts-enhanced and arts-integrated programs and experiences. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers art programs which work to advance priority areas for youth including social justice and racial equity, youth-centered learning and emotional wellness.
"At Spin Master, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn, grow and explore through play and creativity," said Tammy Smitham, Vice President of Communications and Corporate Citizenship. "Boys & Girls Clubs of America is focused on providing opportunities for youth and empowering them to reach their full potential and we are excited to support them in the expansion and enrichment of these arts-based programs."
"As Boys & Girls Clubs of America remains committed to strengthening youth voices, art programs allow kids and teens to express themselves in safe space, fostering creativity and serving as an outlet for self-expression," said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are honored to partner with Spin Master as we align on our shared vision of a future filled with enhanced opportunities for youth to learn and grow through play."
Spin Master's donation is partially funded by proceeds from the sales of the newly launched Artist Spotlight Series puzzles. Shining a light on talented artists from underrepresented communities, each puzzle series celebrates diversity, profiling the artist and their inspiration with the goal to inspire and unify a new generation of astounding puzzlers.
In addition to financial support, Spin Master, together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America will facilitate local engagement opportunities including volunteering and mentorship by Spin Master staff.