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, 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:
Spark of Love Toy Drive
Over the past two and a half decades, Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than nine million toys. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties. Since 2009, JAKKS Cares as sponsored the Spark of Love Toy Drive and has donated over $1.6 M worth of toys.
Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF)
Since 2016, JAKKS Cares has partnered with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) to bring smiles to patients and families in children’s hospitals across the country. RSF is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
“JAKKS Cares has helped to lift the spirits of thousands of patients by donating high quality toys and costumes to our Seacrest Studios, state-of-the-art media studios, in pediatric hospitals. We are truly grateful for their generosity and ongoing support of our foundation.” – Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO, Ryan Seacrest Foundation
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©
Feed the Children
JAKKS Pacific partners with Feed the Children to support education by providing school supplies, learning toys, and more to kids who are homeless or whose families are struggling. Through JAKKS Cares charitable initiatives, JAKKS has helped Feed the Children provide educational resources for hundreds of thousands of children in need.
“JAKKS Pacific shares our belief that children deserve a chance to go to school and break out of the cycle of poverty. By providing educational supplies for kids in need, JAKKS Pacific helps ensure kids are equipped for success—not just in school, but in life.” –Kevin Hagan, President & CEO, Feed the Children.
Los Angeles Unified School District
JAKKS Pacific partners with 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.
"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, 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 to 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."
JAKKS Pacific® embraces the principle that corporate responsibility is vital to the success of our community. Through employee volunteerism and product donations to schools, hospitals and large non-profit organizations in our local community and around the world, we share our greatest resources: our manpower, toys, crafts, and school supplies.
In addition to in-kind giving and employee volunteer programs, JAKKS Pacific maintains environmentally friendly and socially responsible global sourcing and manufacturing practices worldwide.