Wild Republic, an international toy company lauded for its forty-plus years of giving back and supporting various humanitarian, environmental and animal charities, is pleased to announce its relocation of its U.S. corporate headquarters from Twinsburg, Ohio to Independence, Ohio. The move to a larger, more modern space comes as the company has seen tremendous growth with innovative, groundbreaking and environmentally friendly products. To mark the occasion, an official ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for November 29th, Giving Tuesday, an International Day of Generosity which encourages organizations to do good and give back to their communities.
But Wild Republic isn’t a stranger to giving or doing good. As a company with 40+ years of supporting various charities year-round and globally, it’s fitting that the company would celebrate its grand opening on Giving Tuesday, and this year they have earmarked close to 11,000 plush that will be distributed through local rotary clubs to several different agencies in Independence, Ohio that care for children in distress, such as Big Brothers, food banks, and even foster care organizations.
“To ring in the relocation as well this year’s Global Day of Giving, we wanted to make sure we are giving back to the community we are now a part of in Independence, Ohio and are honored to have Mayor Gregory Kurtz in attendance as our special guest. Our relocation coinciding with Giving Tuesday is just another reminder that giving back to our community and the world we live in is a main pillar of our company and will continue to be in the years to come,” says Vishnu Chandran, CEO of Wild Republic, and grandson of the company’s founders.
Founders G.B. and Kamala Pillai have funded several animal sanctuaries and rescue organizations throughout the world and began an orphanage for young girls in India to have a home. Since 2002 Wild Republic has partnered with The Audubon Society to help sustain natural habitats for wild birds throughout the United States. In 2022 Wild Republic partnered with Planet Water, a non-profit organization focused on alleviating the global water crisis bringing clean water access and water-health and hygiene education to the world’s most impoverished communities, and so much more.
“The new space is a reflection of our hard-working team, our great products and the people who support us. It will ensure that we will continue delivering products that go beyond just plush and that maximize the positive impact we make on our customers, our community, and our planet,” adds Chandran. “We’d also like to thank Terry Coyne of Newmark Realty for helping us throughout the search process and for helping us find this new incredible new space.”
The Pillai family continues their legacy of giving with this opening celebration which will kick off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new Wild Republic headquarters at 12:30pm on November 29th (Giving Tuesday) at the new corporate HQ, 7711 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, OH.