Serving Our Community
JAKKS™ encourages employees to give back to our community with meaningful (and fun!) volunteer opportunities, with the goal of one day amassing a global army of JAKKS Cares™ volunteers. Because our employees are our most important asset, we also support causes that are important to our employees, who generously donate their time, talent and passion for charities that are close to their hearts.
JAKKS Pacific® proudly supports Operation Smile, a global organization that repairs childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Since 1982, more than 130,000 children and young adults have been treated by thousands of volunteers worldwide and thousands of healthcare professionals have been trained globally. For as little as $240, Operation Smile can change a child's life by giving the gift of a surgery, and JAKKS Pacific is working to support their important mission. The newest Operation Smile facility in Hangzhou, China is a full time hospital conducting surgeries everyday and working to help people throughout Asia who are in desperate need of surgeries to fix their facial deformities and change their lives forever! JAKKS Pacific salutes Operation Smile Founders Bill and Kathy Magee.
JAKKS Sends Kids with Cancer to Camp
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times' Annual Halloween Carnival is presented by JAKKS Cares. The Carnival, which raises money for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, has grown exponentially over the last 19 years, raising more than $7 million through ticket sales for this annual event.
The exciting, celebrity-driven family carnival offers tons of Halloween-themed fun, including fantastic food from top LA restaurants, rides, carnival games, free toys, live music on the MYfm stage, trick or treating, celebrity autographs and story time in the pumpkin patch, coverage by top entertainment media and much more! It's a fun day for the entire family that helps to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer!
Aiding Disaster Relief Efforts
JAKKS Pacific's U.S. and Hong Kong employees rallied together to raise funds to help support children and families affected by natural disasters.
- Hurricane Katrina 2005 - JAKKS Pacific employees from all of our offices worldwide, raised over $160,000 to help the hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast. With the help of the dollar-for-dollar match program provided by JAKKS, monetary donations benefitted the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Feed the Children, and the Toy Industry Foundation.
- China Earthquake 2008 - JAKKS Pacific U.S. and Hong Kong employees raised a total of $27,000 to support children and families affected by the natural disasters in mainland China and Myanmar. As part of the JAKKS Cares giving program, JAKKS initiated a dollar-for-dollar match to support the relief efforts of the Red Cross Society of China, amounting to a total contribution of $54,000.
- Japan Earthquake 2010 - JAKKS Pacific employees from all of our offices worldwide, raised over $60,000 to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. With the help of the dollar-for-dollar match program provided by JAKKS, monetary donations benefitted the humanitarian aid efforts of the Red Cross.
On the Green Scene
Lighting is the single largest power use at our JDC warehouse. The new warehouse was built with triple the required skylights, to 3% of roof coverage, which eliminates the need to use electric lighting on sunny days. Projected savings is 60%-70% on monthly electricity bills and is estimated to have paid for itself in eight months. JDC warehouse uses only recycled pallets, which eliminates the need for over 260,000 pallets worth of wood annually. All equipment at JDC is electric or runs on LP Natural Gas rather than Diesel, including dock equipment and forklifts, and JDC Irrigation for planters and grass is all recycled water, which originates from the City of Industry recycling plant.
Back-to-School Essentials For Programs Nationwide and Across the Globe
JAKKS Cares has donated more than $1 million worth of toys and school supplies to assist children in need during the back-to-school season. JAKKS supported the nationwide back-to-school programs of the Toy Industry Foundation, Feed The Children Volunteers of America and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide millions of underprivileged children around the world with a great start in school!