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The Joy Maker Challenge is on! Learn how to participate

It is almost with tears in my eyes that I write this post. As a mom, as a woman and as the little girl I used to be who relied on the kindness of others to receive anything as a child on Christmas, the things that Hasbro is allowing me to do to help others is truly humbling. This is my second year of spreading the message of the Joy Maker Challenge and I pray that I get to continue year after year. This year, it was my great honor to not only take my kids, once again, to donate 20 toys to our local community, but to also GIVE 20 Hasbro Toys to a winner PLUS 20 MORE for them to donate to their community as well! Yes… you can win 20 for your family to make your holiday season brighter and then 20 to give to pay it forward to someone else! How amazing is this?

Before I get into where we donated our toys, let me tell you about the amazing Joy Maker Challenge. Please take the time to learn a little about this amazing program and how you and your family can participate year after year!

Read and Participate in the Joy Maker Challenge!

Help your kids take part in the Joy Maker Challlenged and get them involved today!

Hasbro and generationOn, the youth division of Point of Light, have partnered for the seventh annual JoyMaker Challenge, a campaign encouraging youth ages 5-18 to spread joy to people in need during the holidays through volunteer service

  • For every kid and teen who volunteers throughout The Joy Maker Challenge, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots (up to $1 million worth)
  • From November 21 – December 23, teens, teachers, youth development professionals and families can sign up, search for local volunteer projects or share their stories for The Joy Maker Challenge through the campaign website (generationOn.org/joymaker)
  • The website features service project ideas, downloadable planning tool kits and project guides, developed by generationOn, to help youth learn about and spread joy to those in need
  • Four grand prize winners will be selected at the end of the campaign to win a $500 grant, while 20 additional participants will be awarded $250 grants each
  • 100  ‘Kindness Ambassadors’ were selected by generationOn to receive 100 toys to donate locally
  • The Joy Maker Ambassadors were selected based on their volunteer contributions, holiday project story and community need
  • The Joy Maker Challenge is part of BE FEARLESS BE KIND, Hasbro’s new signature philanthropic initiative designed to inspire and empower kids to have the empathy, compassion and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives
  • Hasbro, which has a long and proud tradition of empowering children through its many philanthropic programs, is one of generationOn’s founding partners

generationOn,the youth division of Points of Light, provides programs and resources that support the development of caring, compassionate and capable kids and teens through service, empowering them to become changemakers in their communities and the world.

Now that you see how amazing this is, let me share about our donation.

Our local fire department runs an amazing toy drive that gives toys, clothing and more to the families in our area that need it most. I felt like, by donating to them, the toys would go to the right homes. So even though the main office was closed, the men and woman on duty happily took in the toys, posed for photos and talked to my kids about the spirit of the holiday season. It was really a heartwarming experience and I love that my kids happily donated ALL of the toys in the box without asking to keep any for themselves.

This really is the season of giving and I love that Hasbro, generationon and Joy Maker Challenge is here to help us all remember that.

As a thank you to my readers, and to Hasbro who generously donated the toys for this giveaway, I am THRILLED to be able to host this amazing opportunity!

WIN 20 Hasbro Toys & 20 to Donate & Celebrate the Joy Maker Challenge!

ONE of my readers will WIN:

20 Hasbro Toys for their family 


20 Hasbro Toys to donate in their local community!

If you win, I hope you will tag me @ADayinMotherhood and @HasbroGaming on Facebook as you receive your gift and donate to someone else as well! Spreading the message of kindness is as easy as an authentic share!

I wish you all a very merry holiday season and, again, thank Hasbro for the opportunity to bring this to you! Just enter below and GOOD LUCK!

Giveaway ends 12/14/2016 (Hasbro will choose the toys, delivery will be as close to Christmas as they can get but no guarantees… ). Open to US Residents, 18+, only.