Hasbro, Inc.
Oct 27, 2016
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Hasbro Launches BE FEARLESS BE KIND, a Philanthropic Initiative to Nurture Empathy and Compassion in Youth, and Help Them Put Kindness into Action

Program Equips Parents, Educators and Youth with Resources to Help Kids Stand Up for Others, Be Inclusive and Take Action When They See a Problem

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, today launched BE FEARLESS BE KIND, its largest philanthropic initiative ever, designed to empower kids to have the empathy, compassion and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives. This initiative builds upon the work that Hasbro and the Hasbro Children's Fund have been doing with generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light.

"We know the amazing difference kids can make by putting empathy into action through service, and we've seen how that work changes them, giving them confidence and a greater sense of purpose," said Karen Davis, Hasbro's Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy and Social Impact, and President of the Hasbro Children's Fund. "BE FEARLESS BE KIND features resources, partnerships and campaigns with the common goal of creating a generation of kids who include everyone, appreciate differences and experience the feeling of fulfilment that comes with making a difference."

The core elements of BE FEARLESS BE KIND are dedicated to teaching empathy, putting empathy into action, and celebrating kind kids who serve as positive role models and changemakers.

"We recognize that empathy is a critical social skill that impacts our youth and our world," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Hasbro has always been committed to standing up for children, and we are pleased to be using our resources to help address this important issue."

Teaching Empathy

To help nurture empathy and compassion, parents and adults can access proven tools and resources through an online hub, www.BEFEARLESSBEKIND.com:

Putting Empathy into Action

As part of the initiative, Hasbro and its partners offer a variety of programs throughout the year to help kids put empathy into action:

Two new global partnerships with Special Olympics and Creative Vision's Rock Your World have been established to help develop empathy and compassion in kids around the world:

Celebrating Kind Kids

BE FEARLESS BE KIND recognizes and celebrates kids who are making a positive difference:

Hasbro employees are also bringing empathy-building activities to the communities where they live and work through Team Hasbro, the company's employee volunteer program, which enjoys an 89 percent participation rate.

To learn more about Hasbro's BE FEARLESS BE KIND initiative, visit www.BEFEARLESSBEKIND.com, follow the company on Twitter (@Hasbro), and join the conversation online using #BeKind and #BFBK.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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