To maximize our global impact, JAKKS Cares™ aligns with a select group of established Strategic Philanthropic Partners, as well as a few other local non-profit organizations that exclusively serve under-privileged children or pets, who share our vision and help us to effectively distribute millions of JAKKS™ products to the greatest number of those in need.
JAKKS Cares Strategic Philanthropic Partners include:
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
"Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County is honored to be a partner with JAKKS Pacific® in meeting our goal of making a difference, one child at a time", said Lynne West, CEO. "Over 75% of the children we serve are either at or below the poverty line and the educational toys that are donated to our organization are greatly appreciate by the youth and families that we serve."
Boys & Girls Clubs
JAKKS Pacific is a proud partner to many Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Challengers Boys & Girls Club. Our product donations throughout the year have brought many smiles to the faces of Challengers members over the years. For many, the new toys they receive from JAKKS are the only new toys they receive all year.
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® mission is to provide a cost-free, medically-supported camping experience for children with cancer and their families. At Camp, kids are given a chance to escape from the physical and emotional anguish of the disease and for a week, be a care-free kid in a fun-filled, safe environment. JAKKS Pacific continues to make profound and positive contributions to the lives of the children of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® through event sponsorships and in-kind giving.
Feed the Children
JAKKS Pacific is a strong supporter of Feed The Children’s educational outreach programs, providing school supplies, learning toys and more to homeless and impoverished children. Through JAKKS Cares charitable initiatives, JAKKS has provided Feed The Children with educational resources for hundreds of thousands of impoverished children.
"JAKKS Pacific shares our belief in the power of education to reduce and reverse the cycle of poverty," said Larry Jones, president and founder of Feed The Children. "By helping supply children in need with critical educational supplies, JAKKS Pacific helps us secure our long-term hope for children in need: that they will excel at school and eventually break free from a life of poverty."
Los Angeles Unified School District
JAKKS Pacific believes it is important that all students read during the summer months to strengthen and maintain their reading skills. Family reading is an opportunity to experience the joy of reading together. Our donation of incentives, school supplies and prizes have generated great enthusiasm from children and parents alike.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
"Over the past six years the Marine Toys for Tots Program has experienced increased success in fulfilling the Christmas holiday dreams of our nation's neediest children,” said Bill Grein, Vice President of Marketing and Development, Marine Toys For Tots. “We have done this while many of our Marines have been at war and while the economy has been less than robust. One of the key reason, we believe, for this success has been the support we've received from JAKKS Pacific. The generous quantities and high quality toys they donated to Toys for Tots in past years has made a significant difference. Without their community spirit, professional skills and love of children, our ability to provide quality toys to children in need would have been far less effective. The Marine Corps believes that every child deserves a little Christmas, and thanks to our friends at JAKKS Pacific we were able to assist over six million children in each of the past six years. We certainly appreciate the key role they have played in our annual program."
"Since 2006, JAKKS Pacific has provided new smiles and new lives for hundreds of deserving children across the globe," said Operation Smile co-founders, Bill and Kathy Magee. "For these children, a surgery that lasts as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $240 is all it takes to replace a lifetime of hopelessness with possibility."
JAKKS Pacific continues to support the athletes of the Special Olympics Southern California. Since 2000, through JAKKS Cares charitable initiatives, which include employee volunteer programs, in-kind giving and event sponsorships, the SOSC has received thousands of amazing toys that help ensure a fun and positive experience at events and competitions.
In 2013, Stephen Berman, JAKKS Pacific’s CEO and Co-Founder was honored at the Pier Del Sol fundraising event for his dedication and generous support of SOSC athletes.
Kids Only, Inc., a division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has been a supporter of Starlight Children’s Foundation since 2000. The support has come in many ways including donating toys, chairing event committees, monetary contributions, providing countless hours of volunteer time, sponsoring family and fundraising events and rallying their spheres of influence to join in Starlight’s mission. Kids Only and JAKKS have purchased numerous Fun Center Mobile Entertainment Units, which help provide endless hours of fun and distraction for hospitalized children. JAKKS Pacific has also embraced Starlight into their employee engagement program offering professional service volunteers, such as graphic design and recently worked with Starlight to design their 30th Anniversary logo for use on various platforms. These pro-bono services help meet Starlight’s non-profit needs.
Toy Industry Foundation through Gifts in Kind International
"The Toy Industry Foundation strives to bring joy, comfort and learning to children in need through the experience of toys and play. We are grateful to JAKKS Pacific for their unwavering support of the TIF mission and their leadership as a corporate citizen," said Jean Butler, Executive Director of the Toy Industry Foundation. "Through JAKKS Cares charitable initiatives, JAKKS has been an active participant in our signature toy distribution program, The Toy Bank, including a recent generous donation of school supplies for children in need across the country."
Toys "R" Us Children’s Fund
"The mission of the Toys "R" Us Children’s Fund’s is to keep kids safe and help them in times of need," said Kathleen Waugh, Chairman of the Toys "R" Us Children’s Fund. "We are grateful to JAKKS Cares for their ongoing support of the Fund’s work on behalf of children nationwide."