VTech has collaborated with Save the Children to organise events across multiple countries to support vulnerable children in need globally.
VTech has pledged to donate US$1 to Save the Children for every baby monitor and toy sold through its online shops in Canada and Hong Kong and every baby monitor sold through its online shop in the US.
A worldwide toy donation programme has also been organised with over 4,400 electronic learning toys donated by VTech in the US, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Australia and Hong Kong. The donation of electronic infant and toddler learning toys will help children learn and have fun while they are staying and playing at home.
“The pandemic is having a devastating and long-lasting impact on children’s education,” added Carol Szeto, CEO, Save the Children Hong Kong. “We must work together to ensure that all children can return to school, safely and happily. The collaboration with VTech is a strong testament to our determination and ongoing efforts to protect and support children during these challenging times.”
VTech employees have also joined a Letter Writing to Children event organised by Save the Children. Participating employees across the globe have written letters of hope and encouragement to children in need of support, and monies donated by VTech employees have been matched by an equivalent donation on the part of the company.
A Save a Plate fund-raising event saw the company host a global virtual table for employees around the world. While employees enjoyed connecting and having fun online at Christmas, the event raised vital funds to help struggling children.
“With schools closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has severely disrupted the education and social life of children, especially for those living in under-resourced communities,” said Dr. Allan Wong, chairman and group CEO of VTech. “Our collaboration with Save the Children will not only enable children to continue to learn through play, but also let them know that we are thinking of and caring for them,”