Spin Master is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, donating $275,000 to the non-profit this year to support its art programming.
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 offer art programs that 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 the company’s VP of communications and corporate citizenship Tammy Smith. “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.”
Spin Master’s donation is partially funded by proceeds from the sales of its newly launched Artist Spotlight Series puzzles, which highlight artists from underrepresented communities.
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.
“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 Boys & Girls Clubs of America CEO Jim Clark. “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.”