These regions include the State of Rhode Island, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Renton, Washington.
2009 Local grant Recipients:
In 2006, the Hasbro Children’s Fund established a 3-year partnership with Angel Flight Northeast. Angel Flight NE is a charitable organization that provides air transportation in private aircrafts by more than 1,100 volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life saving medical care, free of charge. Angel Flight is available to patients and families of patients whose financial resources do not permit them to travel by other means to get the necessary diagnosis or treatment. Emergency flights are also available and are reserved for persons who need to visit critically ill or injured family members, for patients needing organ transplants, or for organ donations.
With Hasbro’s support, Angel Flight established the "Hasbro Helping Wings" program. This program provides Angel Flight with the necessary manpower for mission coordination. Mission coordination is a labor-intensive process requiring coordinators to be on call 24/7 and working with 80 to 120 flight plans each week. Each child taking an Angel Flight receives a toy to bring them a bit of comfort during their journey. Hasbro also provides toys and games for Santa Flights, which send toys to children who need them most during the holidays.
In 2006, the Hasbro Children’s Fund established a 3-year partnership with The Bradford L. Dunn Institute (“Dunn”). Dunn’s mission is to provide direct support for students, disseminate proven teaching practices, increase community awareness about learning differences, serve as a local resource for information and programs, and assist schools with creating effective models for teaching students with learning differences. Hasbro’s grant is supporting the expansion of the Schools Attuned program, which trains 30 facilitators and 375 teachers over the course of three years, impacting 20,000 children each year.
The program, Hasbro Center for Teaching Excellence New England, serves teachers in grades K-12 in both public and private schools. It was established to ensure that children with “all kinds of minds” experience success in school and in life by:
Offering training for Orton-Gillingham
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