Over the years in working with MEGA Brands on AwesomeToyBlog stories, I’ve seen them support the Autism Speaks charity many times. Their support of the charity continued this week as they presented Austim Speaks Canada with over $72,000 in donations. This money was raised by donating $1 for each MEGA Bloks toy sold in Canadian Toys R Us, private donors, employee fundraisers and matching funds from new parent company Mattel.
“We are proud to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Bisma Ansari, vice president of marketing, MEGA Brands, Inc. “Autism impacts millions of children and their families throughout the world, and we are honored to help provide much-needed treatment, research and support for these individuals.”
“We at Mattel are excited to support this initiative led by the MEGA Brands employees” said Robert Goodwin, executive director, Mattel Children’s Foundation. “MEGA Brands and Mattel are likeminded in our commitment to autism advocacy and research, and now that we are one company I know we can magnify our positive impact on the world.”
For more information, or to donate, you can find Autism Speaks Canada here.